Sadiya Umar Farouq, the former Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, has issued an apology to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for her failure to honor their invitation regarding the alleged laundering of N37.1 billion during her tenure.
In a letter addressed to the anti-graft agency, Farouq expressed her regret for declining the invitation and explained her current unavailability.
The spokesperson for the EFCC, Dele Oyewale, confirmed that the former minister had communicated her reasons but stated that the commission has directed her to promptly appear before them without further delay.
The allegations surrounding the laundering of substantial funds have drawn attention to Farouq’s tenure, raising questions about financial practices during her leadership.
The EFCC’s insistence on her appearance underscores the seriousness of the accusations and the need for a thorough investigation.