The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has on Friday May 25, transferred the forfeited mansion of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke to the Lagos State Government to serve as isolation center.
The property consisting six flats of three bedrooms and a boys’ quarter was forfeited in 2017 by Diezani, a minister under the Jonathan administration.
This information was released via the Commission’s twitter handle @officialEFCC this afternoon as the handing over of the mansion was carried out by the Lagos Zonal Head of the EFCC, Mohammed Rabo who stated that the gesture was part of the commission’s social responsibility efforts towards the containing the pandemic in the country.
“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 essential service arises,” he noted.
Receiving the documents and keys to the Mansion, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu “assured the Commission that the property would be put to good use, the governor thanked the EFCC for paying attention to the efforts of the state government at containing COVID 19.”
Sanwo-Olu added that “part of the challenges we have been facing is getting isolation centres for COVID-19 patients. We will go round the facility to see what we can do to improve on it.”
In his remarks, the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, thanked the Commission for the gesture, noting that it was a welcome collaboration between the Federal and Lagos State Government.