Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, visited the new headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday.
No, he was not under arrest or invited for questioning.
He visited the site in company of the Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Suleiman Hassan, to inspect the level of construction work at the permanent site of the anti-graft agency. The EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu, was also on hand during the visit.
Fashola said he was satisfied with the progress of the work being undertaken by Julius Berger.
“So far so good, the structural work and level of finish currently in place issatisfactory, and considering the important role the EFCC plays in the fighting economic and financial crimes, as well as being an institution ensuring law and order, the agency deserves the best,” he said.
The entourage visited the various facilities at the site, including the Northern and Western Wings of the building, Forensic building, Clinic, Detention and Security facilities, and the Power Generating Unit.
Stressing the importance of ensuring adequate electricity supply for the facilities, Fashola said that “because of the sophisticated equipment, there will be need for alternative source of power.”
According to Julius Berger, the construction work is 89 per cent completed, and is expected to be ready before the second quarter of the year.