Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman, Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC
Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman, Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has assured the National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS that it will release the recovered funds of the scheme in its custody, which the commission has been holding for safety purposes.

This was contained in a statement by the Head of Press and Public Relations at NHIS, Ayo Osinlu said that the acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu gave assurance to release the fund when the NHIS team visited him.

The Executive Secretary of NHIS, Nasir Sambo had led the scheme’s management team on advocacy visit to the Head Office of EFCC in Abuja.

The statement quoted Magu as saying that the funds were retained in the safety of EFCC custody because the agency needed concrete assurance of due process, transparency and accountability in further handling of the recovered funds.

While pledging the readiness of the anti-graft body to assist the scheme always, the EFCC boss advised his NHIS counterpart to intensify his ongoing value reorientation strategy to deepen the moral tone of staff and stakeholders of the scheme.