An anti-corruption group, Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre), has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe N92 billion and millions in foreign currencies allegedly squandered by federal government agencies.
In the petition sent to the Chairman of EFCC, Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, the group said it expects the probe to lead to a radical restructuring of the country’s civil service to free the institution from the fetters of graft and ineptitude which diminishes the country’s administrative efficiency.
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HEDA’s petition was hinged on the Auditor-General’s Annual Report on the Accounts of the Federation of Nigeria 2016 indicating discrepancies and suspicious misappropriation of public funds by MDAs.
The group asked EFCC to investigate the MDAs indicted by the report and prosecute anyone found culpable in line with its mandate.
The petition signed by HEDA’s Chairman, Mr Olanrewaju Suraju was also attached with a copy of the Auditor-General’s report.
The group described the scam as one of the greatest outflows of illicit funds suspected to have gone into private pockets in the civil service the country has seen in recent years.