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Looted Funds: At least 3 governors on EFCC watchlist, says Bawa

 “For politicians the message is very clear. Of course you know, they should sell themselves, they should talk about issues.

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Thursday said that the anti-corruption agency has placed several governors on its watchlist

Persecondnews.com reports that the EFCC boss declined to disclose the specific governors the commission is keeping an eye on Thursday  after  meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Asked if it’s true he was using the EagleEye to monitor governors wanting to use stashed funds to pay salaries, he said: “You are mixing two things. EagleEye is an app. It’s a novel  idea of the EFCC that we launched for the ease of reporting crime to us. Nigerians can easily download it on their phones, either Android or Apple or whatever. And then of course, they can send in complaints to us through The EagleEye, you can even take pictures and send.

“Let me use this opportunity to remind Nigerians that EagleEye is very important for those that are reporting the hoarders of these currencies that we know are out there. So that is one. On the issue of the governors that we are monitoring, in fact, the numbers have even increased. We are monitoring everything.”

 “For politicians the message is very clear. Of course you know, they should sell themselves, they should talk about issues. We want to hear about how they are going to solve the problems, not what the problems are, I think it is very important and I think they are doing that. And then of course we encourage that they shouldn’t use illegitimate funds in their campaign finances and all of that.”
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