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EFCC warns Niger Delta Ministry, NDDC against corruption

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa has tasked the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs and Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to shun corruption.

Bawa called for prudent use of government resources allocated to them by ensuring that monies released for specific projects are used for the same purpose.

The anti-graft chief, represented by Uzo Zonal Commander Hamidu Bawa, gave the advise at the 5th National Council on Niger Delta in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom.

The senior police officer vowed that the EFCC would always ensure that right things are done concerning the use of public funds.

Bawa noted that the statistics of abandoned NDDC projects in the South-South, and unremitted taxes were alarming.

“There’s a new sheriff in town. The NDDC must acknowledge this reality and know that it’s no longer business as usual.

“Some staff identified to have mismanaged and embezzled government resources have been prosecuted, convicted and proceeds of crime forfeited.”

He said EFCC would go after corrupt practices and appealed to officials to always do the right thing to avoid problems.

The chairman on participants and Nigerians to embrace the Whistle-blowing Policy of the Federal Government.

Bawa further implored agencies to emplace a confidential channel of reporting internal fraud and other forms of corruption.

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