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Former Kwara commissioner explains EFCC invitation



Former Kwara commissioner explains EFCC invitation

The immediate past Commissioner for Works and Transport in Kwara, Rotimi Illiyasu, has dismissed speculations of his invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged financial misappropriation.


Iliyasu noted that the widely circulated report said he was grilled by the EFCC over projects he handled while he served the state government.


Rotimi told members of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kwara Council, on Friday in Ilorin, that he has never received an invitation from EFCC not to talk of being detained as reported.


He said: “I have never been invited or detained by the EFCC. I thank God for the state and Governor I served, Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is very prudent and diligent in awarding contracts.


“It is all political; it seems some people feel threatened by my popularity in my local government and senatorial district by extension and trying to look for a way to tarnish my good image.


“Before now, I’ve resolved within me that I’ll not be a disappointment to my people, especially my generation as a youth.


“All I want to do is to help my people in Moro Local Government Area as one of the greatest beneficiaries of this administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in the last four years, I only want to give back to my people.”


Rotimi, an Engineer, also advised prospective land buyers to build houses to always ensure they buy in the upstream areas, stating that this will prevent them from being submerged by flood.


Going by the modern standard of the road project, he said, the height of the road and drainage must be raised, which is affecting many old houses beside the newly constructed roads.

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