The Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) has announced the handover of a building forfeited by Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum, as an isolation centre.
The anti-graft agency handed over the property to officials of the Lagos state government on Friday.
The agency made the announcement via it’s official Twitter saying the property consisting of six flats of three bedrooms and a boys’ quarter was forfeited by Allison-Madueke following an order of Lagos State Federal High in 2017.
Lagos Zonal Head of the EFCC, Mohammed Rabo, speaking during the handover ceremony, stated that the gesture was part of the Commission’s social responsibility efforts towards the fight against the spread of Corona virus.
He added that in addition to kicking against economic and financial crimes, EFCC is ready to offer essential services required to flatten the curve.
Rabo further stated;
Therefore, Lagos State should not hesitate to call on the Commission anytime the need for such essential service arises.
Reacting to the donation, the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, thanked the Commission for the goodwill, noting that it was a welcome collaboration between the Federal and Lagos State Government.
While assuring the Commission that the property would be put to good use, the Governor stressed;
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.
Lagos has the highest number of COVID-19 patients in the country – 2,099 cases – with 541discharged and 33 casualties.
While, Nigeria has a lot of 5,162 confirmed cases, 1,180 discharged patients and 167 deaths.