The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has handed over a building reportedly forfeited by Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum, as an isolation centre.
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The anti-graft agency handed over the property to officials of the Lagos State government on Friday.
The property, consisting six flats of three bedrooms and a boys’ quarter, was forfeited by Alison-Madueke, following an order of a Lagos State Federal High in 2017.
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Speaking during the handover ceremony, the Lagos Zonal Head of the anti-graft agency, Mohammed Rabo, said the gesture is part of the commission’s social responsibility efforts towards the fight against the novel coronavirus.
“In addition to our mandate to fight economic and financial crimes, the Commission is committed and ready to render essential services that may be required of it in the fight against covid-19.
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“Therefore, Lagos State should not hesitate to call on the Commission anytime the need for such essential service arises,” he said.
In his remarks, the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, thanked the commission for the gesture, noting that it is a welcome collaboration between the federal and state government.
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Lagos, which has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, is struggling with bed spaces.