By Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Mustapha Magu, has vowed to ensure that there is transparency and accountability in the use of the resources meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, Borno State and elsewhere in the country.
Magu made the declaration yesterday in Maiduguri while speaking at the newly reopened zonal office of the commission.
He expressed worry about complaints of corruption in IDP camps, coming from International humanitarian organisations and other civil society organisations (CSOs) that are helping the distressed victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in the city and beyond.
He said: “We want to be sure that there is transparency, accountability and judicious use of the money allocated to internally displaced persons (IPC) in Maiduguri and elsewhere.
“What we are doing is gathering intelligence but the culprits behind the sufferings in the IDP camps will be invited sooner or later by the EFCC.”
The EFCC boss further gave indication of plans to mobilise women to buy into the fight against corruption.
“I will bring in civil societies and women groups in Borno State in the fight against corruption and we will equally organise a workshop for them similar to the one we did for children in Abuja, so as to educate them on the ills of corruption,” Magu stated.