THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has started an investigation into the petroleum sector and the role of Diezani Allison-Madueke, a former minister of Petroleum Resources. Also being investigated by the anti-graft organisation is Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former minister of Finance.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the EFCC, disclosed this while answering questions at the 2016 budget defence session with the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Crimes on Monday, February 8.
Earlier, Magu had sought the support of the committee to get a budget of N11.4billion for the EFCC in 2016. Some of the areas where the budget would be needed, according to him, include the completion of the EFCC headquarters complex under construction, training and re-training of staff, recruitment and training of additional 750 staff in 2016, as well as in the area of investigation activities.
Nevertheless, Kayode Oladele, chairman of the House committee, assured the EFCC of its support.
— Feb 9, 2016 @ 13:35 GMT