Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, has alleged fraud in the anchor borrowers’ fertilizer programme coordinated by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Magu disclosed, through Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the commission, on Tuesday, at the15th anti-corruption situation room organised by the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) in Kaduna, that they have received reports of incidents of corruption under the programme. He said “there are people who are bagging sand instead of fertiliser.”
The EFCC boss, added that “Civil society organisations need to play more active role,” and “ensure that we don’t create more crisis from a crisis situation.”
The borrowers’ scheme was initiated by the federal government to boost productivity and to alleviate the suffering of citizens.
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