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OSSAP-SDGs office not under probe – Official

By NAN
27 November 2022   |   11:29 am
The Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, OSSAP-SDGs says it is not under probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

[FILES] EFCC

The Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, OSSAP-SDGs says it is not under probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The Head, of Communications, OSSA-SDGs, Mr Rotimi Ajayi, said this in a statement in Abuja.

According to him, the office only received a letter from the EFCC asking it to provide information on some of the contractors that have executed contracts for it in some parts of the country, which does not amount to an indictment.

“In support of the anti-corruption stance of His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, the Office will comply with the requests as it will also be interested in the outcome of the findings.

“Indeed, we can boldly say that OSSAP-SDGs have been exonerated after similar routine checks in the past.

” The fact is that OSSAP-SDGs cannot stop the EFCC or any other agency from carrying out its statutory responsibility and just like other agencies, we have a duty of cooperating with it in the discharge of such functions.”

“However, OSSAP-SDGs will like to alert the media to be mindful of those who may want to deploy their medium for media trial, mudsling, and smear campaign without minding the legal consequences,” Ajayi said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the OSSA-SDG has the mandate to implement the 2030 UN sustainable development goals which Nigeria is a signitary to.