The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday handed over a property forfeited by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to the Lagos State government for use as COVID-19 isolation centre.
The property consisting of six flats of three bedrooms and a boys’ quarter was forfeited by Allison-Madueke following an order of the Federal High Court in 2017.
The Lagos Zonal Head of the EFCC, Mohammed Rabo who represented the commission during the hand over stated that act was part of the commission’s contribution to the country at a time all hands are on deck to flatten COVID-19 curve.
“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.
“Therefore, Lagos State should not hesitate to call on the commission anytime the need for such an essential service arises,” Rabo said.
The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, reportedly thanked the anti-graft agency for the gesture, noting that it was a welcome collaboration between the federal and the state government. He also assured the commission that the property would be put to good use as it will help in taking care of part of the challenges the government have been facing in getting isolation centres for COVID-19 patients.