The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday donated a property forfeited by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke to the Lagos State government for use as an isolation centre for COVID-19 patients.
The EFCC in a statement issued via its verified Twitter handle said the property consisting six flats of three bedrooms and a boys’ quarter was forfeited by Mrs Allison Madueke following an order of Lagos State Federal High in 2017.
During the handover ceremony, the Lagos Zonal Head of the EFCC, Mohammed Rabo stated that the gesture was part of the Commission’s social responsibility efforts towards the fight against the spread of Coronavirus.
Rabo expressed “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,” he said.
In response, the state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, thanked the Commission for the gesture, noting that it was a welcome collaboration between the Federal and Lagos State Government.
The governor assured the Commission that the property would be put to good use and thanked the agency for paying attention to the efforts of the state government at containing COVID-19.
He added that “part of the challenges we have been facing is getting isolation centres for COVID-19 patients. We will go round the facility to see what we can do to improve on it.”