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EFCC Recovers N32.7bn and $445,000 from Humanitarian Ministry, Faults Suspended Officials

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has faulted suspended Humanitarian Minister, Betta Edu, her predecessor, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, and the Coordinator of the National Social Insurance Programmes Agency, Halima Shehu, while revealing that a combined total of N32.7bn and $445,000 been recovered so far from the ministry.

The Commission made the development known while dispelling commentaries, opinions, assumptions, and insinuations concerning the progress of its mobile investigations into the alleged financial misappropriation in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development.

The statement signed by the Spokesperson for the EFCC, Mr. Dele Oyewale, said the recoveries were made after past and suspended officials of the Humanitarian Ministry were invited by the Commission and enjoined the public to ignore any claim to the contrary.

The Anti-Graft Agency called for a united front in the fight against corruption while urging the judiciary and legislative arms to assist the commission in its anti-corruption fight.

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