The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has recovered N1bn from an unnamed government official.
The chairman of the commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, made this known when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Finance investigating the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
“There are a lot of leakages we need to block, it is not about generating revenue. we have recovered over a billion from civil servant sitting in an account last week,” he said.
He said the money deposited in a government employee’s bank account was discovered last week.
Bawa said the EFCC would approve the committee’s report as soon as it completed its investigation into the matter.
“After observing the proceedings and the process of investigation of the committee, I am happy with what is happening here. It is a good development that the committee is working towards blocking revenue leakages.” Bawa said.