More governors have been added to EFCC watchlist – Anti-graft agency boss, Bawa

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The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said the number of governors on the watchlist of the agency has increased.

Bawa who disclosed this to journalists at the Aso Villa in Abuja after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, however, did not mention the names of the governor’s on the anti-graft agency’s radar.

He reiterated that the EFCC is pleased with the move by the Central Bank of Nigeria to redesign some naira notes.

According to him, it will give the CBN more fiscal and improve borrowing.

The CBN had announced its plan to redesign N200, N500 and N1000, saying there were fewer funds in banks than they were in circulation.

The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, said the newly designed notes will be in circulation by mid-December 2022.

Earlier, the EFCC revealed that three serving governors who had stashed some cash in houses were being monitored.

Bawa said the governors were making moves to launder hoarded cash through table payment of salaries to workers.

Bawa said two of them are from the North, while the third one is from the southern part of the country.

He noted that intelligence at the agency’s disposal revealed that the three governors had concluded plans to inject the money into the system through table payment of salaries to workers.

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