Federal Government orders anti-graft agencies to submit names of top functionaries under probes

Written by on September 16, 2022

The Federal Government has directed anti-graft agencies and security outfits to compile and forward the names of managing directors, directors general, executive directors, Chief Medical Directors (CMDs) and other heads of Federal agencies, corporations and other institutions who are under probes or investigations for alleged financial improprieties.

This was contained in a memorandum by the one the offices under the Presidency, which directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission and Other Related Offences (ICPC), Nigerian Police Special Frauds Unit (PSUF), Special Frauds Unit (SUF), and the Code of Conduct Bureau.They were directed to submit preliminary reports on top functionaries that are under probes.

A source in the EFCC told the NationĀ  that the Federal Government expressed worry over the alarming rate some heads of Federal institutions, agencies and corporations were getting involved in financial mismanagement.

The involvement of such top government officials in financial misconducts was said to have spurred the government to issue the directive.

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