Diezani’s Forfeited Lagos House for Use as Isolation Centre

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Allison-Madueke's forfeited property handed over to Lagos government by EFCC Friday

By Kingsley Nweze

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has donated a building of six flats and service quarters forfeited by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke to the Lagos State Government for use as isolation centre of COVID-19 patients.

The building, forfeited to the federal government by an order of the Federal High Court in 2017 was handed over to the Lagos State yesterday by the Lagos Zonal Head of the EFCC, Mohammed Rabo.

Rabo said the building’s donation was one of EFCC’s roles in the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying “In addition to our mandate to fight economic and financial crimes, the commission is committed and ready to render essential services that may be required of it in the fight against COVID-19.

“Therefore, Lagos State should not hesitate to call on the commission anytime the need for such an essential service arises.”

According to a statement by the spokesman of EFCC, Dele Oyewale, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the donation of the building was a welcome collaboration with the federal government, because “part of the challenges we have been facing is getting isolation centres for COVID-19 patients.”