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Nigeria: EFCC To Probe Okonjo-Iweala, Diezani

Abuja – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced that it will soon conduct investigations into the nation’s gas and oil industry as part of the Federal Government’s war against corruption, Punchreports.

According to Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the EFCC, the roles of some of the principal officers within President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration are set to be probed, including Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Minister of Petroleum Resources, as well as Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Minister of Finance.

Magu has called on members of the National Assembly to support the efforts of the anti-graft agency by availing for funds towards its operations.

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The call follows cuts to the Commission’s budget for 2015 despite an ongoing war against fraud and corruption, as set out by President Muhammadu Buhari.

A lawmaker, Kayode Oladele, has since made promises that complaints made by the EFCC would be looked at and thoroughly considered.

Meanwhile, the EFCC has stated that it will also be investigating an unnamed oil magnate who’s possible extradition from Switzerland may be on the cards.

Swiss officials have since confirmed that they have received a request from the United Kingdom (UK) for mutual legal assistance on the matter.

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