As part of its contribution to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, May 15, 2020, handed over a property forfeited by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to the Lagos State government to be used as an isolation centre for COVID-19 patients.
The property, which consisted of six flats of three bedrooms and a boys’ quarter, was forfeited by Mrs Allison-Madueke, following an order of a Federal High Court, Lagos Division in 2017.
Lagos Zonal Head of the EFCC, Mohammed Rabo, while speaking during the handover ceremony, said that the gesture was part of the Commission’s corporate social responsibility efforts towards the fight against the spread of Coronavirus.
He said, “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 essential service arises.”
Responding, the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, while thanking the EFCC for the gesture, noted that it was a welcome collaboration between the Federal and Lagos State governments.