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EFCC presents 2021 budget to National Assembly

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, presented a budget of N29.861billion to the National Assembly for its operations in 2021.

A breakdown of the estimate indicates that N24.407billion is earmarked as personnel cost, N3.6 billion as overhead, while N1.853 billion is projected for capital expenditure.

Presenting the budget to Senate Committee on Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes, headed by Senator Abdul Kwari, the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mohammed Umar Abba, gave an overview of the performance of the Commission’s 2020 budget.

He disclosed that of the total of N32.694 billion, appropriated for the Commission in the current year, N25.136billion, representing 76.88 per cent has so far been released.

A breakdown of the figure shows that N21.398 billion was released as personnel cost, N2.100 billion for overhead and N1.638 billion for capital projects.

Abba further disclosed that N18.823 billion, representing 74.88 per cent of the N25.136 billion released has been fully utilized.

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