EFCC Uncovers 1000 Ghost Workers In Kwara State

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kwara Zonal Office, has uncovered 1000 ghost employees, allegedly smuggled into the payroll of Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB).

The Zonal Head of EFCC, Mallam Isyaku Sharu, disclosed this in Ilorin on Thursday, whereas talking with newsmen on the fee’s achievements through the lockdown, occasioned by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Sharu stated the worldwide well being problem posed by the COVID- 19 pandemic shouldn’t be seen as an obstacle to the struggle in opposition to corruption.

He, nonetheless, stated the zone would stay as much as its duties by discharging its duties with strict adherence to social restriction pointers as spelt out by the Presidential Task Force (PTF), on COVID- 19.

He stated the EFCC additionally made extra money restoration of greater than N138 million from alleged treasury looters, for the state.

“You recall that the zone had earlier handed over N374 million to the state Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazak, on two events.


“The zone has additionally uncovered alleged diversion of about N750 million from the Light Up Kwara Project.

“Funds for the undertaking, price about N72 million, was utilized in buying a property in Guzape space of Abuja,” he stated.

Sharu stated one other achievement by EFCC inside 16 months of its operations in Kwara included the interim forfeiture of eight completely different residential buildings inside Ilorin.

The properties price thousands and thousands of naira, he stated, additionally included two different residential buildings in Ikoyi, Lagos state.

He stated the fee additionally secured 52 convictions with ultimate forfeitures of some variety of autos.


Sharu assured the general public that the fee wouldn’t relent in its efforts to convey sanity to the society by investigating, arresting and prosecuting corrupt people.

He appealed to the folks of the zone to proceed to assist the EFCC in reaching this objective.

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