Budget: EFCC Proposes N288m On Fuel, Meals, Newspapers

LAGOS APRIL 6TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Two hundred and eighty eight million naira has been proposed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on generator, meals and newspapers in the 2019 financial year.
The disclosure was made in Abuja on Thursday, April 4, by the acting chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu.
The breakdown of proposal shows that N225 million will be spent on generator, while N55 million and N7.87 million will be spent on meals and newspapers respectively, Daily Trust reports.
Magu presented the “Comparative Analysis of 2019 EFCC Budget Proposal and Budget Office Proposal” to the House of Representatives committee on EFCC, chaired by Rep Kayode Oladele (APC, Ogun).
The EFCC chairman also disclosed plans to increase salaries and allowances of 970 additional staff approved for recruitment, to be fully enrolled on the personnel cost platform in 2019.
The commission promised to intensify efforts at ensuring that more convictions were secured in 2019.
A statement by the commission’s acting spokesman, Tony Orilade, in Abuja on Thursday, January 3, disclosed that Magu made the promise during a working tour to the EFCC Lagos office.
He said: “With 312 convictions in 2018, we are strategising to redouble our efforts in 2019. This is part of our concerted efforts aimed at ensuring that the negative narrative of pervasive corruption in the system is changed for the better. And the perception that some persons are above the law, remains altered.”
Magu noted that the EFCC had already secured three convictions few days into the new year, which he described as a good start.
According to him, “The commission shall continue to rid the country of economic and financial crimes and effectively coordinate the domestic efforts of the global fight against money laundering and terrorism financing.”
Magu said that the EFCC remained committed to carrying out its duties in conformity with best international practices and within the ambit of the law.

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