Legendary Nigerian singer, 2face Idibia, has reacted to reports claiming the Federal government has budgeted N53.6 billion to fight corruption in the year 2022.
The Federal Government earmarked the sum of N53, 614, 817, 760 to combat the menace of corruption in Nigeria during the 2022 fiscal year.
The figure is the sum total of allocations proposed by the executive arm of government to fund five key agencies charged with the responsibility of fighting corruption in the country.
The anti-corruption agencies for which the allocations were made include the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission (ICPC), Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) and the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).
In the 2022 Appropriation Bill presented to the National Assembly, the EFCC got a total sum of N31, 350, 512, 836, covering personnel, overhead and capital expenditure. By this, the EFCC got the highest allocation in the sector with a whooping N25, 896, 377, 934 earmarked as personnel cost only.
The ICPC got a total sum of N12, 995, 273, 717, covering personnel cost, overhead and capital expenditure for the 2022 fiscal year.
The agency is to spend a chunk of this allocation, running into N9.8 billion on personnel cost. Third on the ranking, is the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) which got a total sum of N5, 418,159,795.
Reacting to the plans by the federal government, the legendary Nigerian singer, 2Baba, posted a photo of a newspaper cover on his Instastories and wrote;
”Dem wan borrow/steal money to use take catch people wey been or still dey thief our money.
Chai!!! Comedy Continent”