Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State yesterday said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had invited the state government to collect N200m recovered from past government officials in the state.
The governor who led a marathon anti-corruption walk across downtown Ilorin yesterday said: “They had earlier given us over N100m. They have invited us again to collect another N200m recovered looted funds, they have made a lot of progress”.
The walk tagged ‘Nigerian Youths Walk Against Corruption’ was one of the EFCC’s public awareness programmes to draw attention to the dangers of corruption.
He said it was important for him and those in his administration to do the right thing and be cautious.
“We have seen what has happened to those that have been in this position before us. Nobody wants to be going to EFCC office daily. So, we will do the right thing in Kwara State state,” he said.
A statement from the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, said he was walking in support of the war against corruption. “The message is very clear: kill corruption or it will kill us all,” he said.
Governor AbdulRazaq was joined in the over two-hour walk by the Speaker of the House of Assembly Yakubu Danladi; zonal head of the EFCC, Isyaku Sharu; State Coordinator of the NYSC, Esther Ikupolati; members of the House of Assembly; members of the NYSC; artisans; and civil society organisations.