The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mohammed Abbah, has disclosed that the commission recovered over N4.16bn unpaid revenue from lottery companies.
He noted that the lottery firms operating in the country were not forthcoming in remitting revenues that were due to the government, hence the intervention by the EFCC.
The EFCC boss said this while hosting a delegation of the Ministerial Task Force for recovery of unpaid revenues from lottery businesses, led by its chairman, Williams Alo.
A statement on Thursday by the EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, entitled, ‘EFCC recovers over N4.16bn unpaid lottery revenue’, noted that Abbah assured the task force of the EFCC’s unwavering support.
“We are willing and ready to partner with you to ensure that lottery companies that have continuously short-changed the government are made to cough out all the revenues they had deprived the government over the years”, he pledged.
Alo, who is also the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, commended the EFCC for its effort in recovering the funds.