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EFCC Anti-graft agency wades into management of funds for IDPs

Magu said the complaints were from international humanitarian and civil society organisations offering humanitarian services to displaced persons in the country.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has vowed to ensure transparency and accountability in the use of the resources meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by insurgency in the northeast.

This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the Head, Media and Publicity of the commission and made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja.

The statement said that the Acting Chairman of EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu, stated this at the reopening of the of the commission's zonal office in Maiduguri.

Magu had expressed concern over complaints of corruption in IDPs Camps.

Magu said the complaints were from international humanitarian and civil society organisations offering humanitarian services to displaced persons in the country.

``We want to be sure that there is transparency, accountability and judicious use of the money allocated to IDPs in Maiduguri and elsewhere.

``What we are doing is gathering intelligence but the culprits behind the sufferings in the IDPs camps will be invited sooner or later by the EFCC,” he said.

The EFCC boss further said plans were underway to sensitise women and children in Borno on the ills of corruption.

``I will bring in civil societies and women groups in Borno in the fight against corruption and we will equally organise a workshop for them similar to the one we held for children in Abuja.’’

Magu said the workshop would serve as an instrument to educate them on the ills of corruption.

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