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‘Jonathan did not starve EFCC of funds

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A MEDIA report, which claimed that the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, alleged that the outgoing administration starved the commission of funds, were false, the anti-graft agency has said.

The EFCC, in a statement yesterday, dismissed the story as a fabrication of the author. It noted as “pure fabrication” the “report in The Sun newspaper of Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in which the chairman of the commission, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, was quoted as indicting the outgoing (President Goodluck) Jonathan administration of poor performance.”

It statement continued: “In the first place, Lamorde, who is currently out of the country, did not speak with the media and could not have made the comments attributed to him.

“The occasion that provided the basis for the false report by The Sun was a media briefing by the EFCC Spokesperson, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, who addressed more than 40 journalists from over 30 media organisations at the commission’s monthly media briefing in Abuja on May 25, 2015.

“At no time during the event did Uwujaren comment on the performance or lack of it by the Jonathan administration let alone accuse it of poor performance or starving the commission of funds.

“He was only asked a question on the commission’s view on the focus the incoming (Muhammadu) Buhari administration places on the fight against corruption, to which he responded that the commission, like most Nigerians, who are bothered about the problem of corruption, welcomes the focus, which he believes will further empower the EFCC in the pursuit of its mandate of fighting economic crimes and corruption.

“It is a great disservice to society when journalists fabricate and twist issues to serve motives that are not altruistic.”



3 Comments
  • Sola Solanke

    Who is fooling who?

  • agbobu

    MAY THE ALMIGHTY GOD NOT ALLOW NIGERIA AND NIGERIANS TO SEE GOODLUCK JONATHAN TYPE OF LEADER AND LEADERSHIP AGAIN. WE THE PEOPLE, THE MASSES CAN NOT WAITE TO SEE THE EXIT OF THIS MONUMENTAL DISASTER OF AN ADMINISTRATION, HEADED BY THE MOST INEPT, CLUELESS, VISION LESS, UNPREPARED AND EXTREMELY CORRUPT PERSON. NIGERIANS HAVE NEVER HAD IT SO BAD. GOODLUCK JONATHAN CAME, SAW AND MASSIVELY LOOTED. HE AND HIS OUT GOING ADMINISTRATION WILL TELL US WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL OUT MONEY AND WHERE THEY STASHED IT. IF THEY THINK THAT THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH THIS ABYSMAL FRAUD, THEN THEY ARE NOT IN THIS PLANET EARTH

  • agbobu

    THIS IS BAREFACED PAROCHIAL, ABYSMAL, INFANTILE, TITTLE TATTLE AND VERY LAUGHABLE CHILDLIKE, CHILDISH POLITICAL SHENANIGAN. ‘GOODLUCK JONATHAN NA TODAY DAY BREAK? I BEG NA WAYO’ PLEASE CAN SOME ONE TELL ME HOW WE MADE THIS MAN GOODLUCK JONATHAN OUR PRESIDENT IN THE FIRST PLACE? CAN YOU HEAR THIS MAN GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND CAN HE EVEN HEAR HIMSELF. I HAVE SAID IT UMPTEEN TIMES THAT GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND HIS ADMINISTRATION ARE A GANG OF BANDITS, VERY SHAMELESS THIEVES AND VERY RUTHLESS ROBBERS. IMAGINE HIM BEGGING, BLACKMAILING THE INCOMING ADMINISTRATION OF BUHARI NOT TO PROBE AND IF POSSIBLE RECOVER ALL OUR STOLEN AND RECKLESSLY LOOTED MONEY. THE MAN GOODLUCK JONATHAN MUST BE KIDDING OR HAS TAKEN A LOT OF HIS USUAL VERY STRONG OGOGORO AND MIGHT HAVE ALSO SMOKED HIS WHO KNOWS WHAT. GOODLUCK JONATHAN STEALING, LOOTING, ETC ARE ALL CRIMINAL OFFENCES AND THEY ARE ACTIONABLE FOR EVER EVEN AFTER DEATH. NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES OR WHO IS INVOLVED THEY WILL BE PROBED, NAMED, SHAMED AND VERY SEVERELY PUNISHED. WE MUST SAY IT VERY LOUDLY, VERY CLEARLY, VERY ROBUSTLY AND VERY COMPLETELY THAT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND NO MORE BUSINESS AS USUAL