The Senate Committee on Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes has commended the new chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa for reinvigorating the morale of staff of the Agency.
Chairman of the Committee, Senator Suleiman Kwari, made the remarks when he led other members of the Committee on oversight visit to the EFCC in Abuja.
Senator Kwari said; “We think this organisation is fit for purpose. We have seen the staff morale and this comforting environment and also the brand EFCC, being an international organization, will be better promoted in the eyes of the world.”
He acknowledged the commitment of the Commission’s Staff to rid Nigeria of financial crimes and urged them to work assiduously with the Chairman to achieve the mandate.
“Let me say well done to all the staff of EFCC for the journey so far. You have done well and we are very proud of what you have achieved so far, hoping that with the new management team’s support, we can move the organisation forward, help him (Bawa) to achieve all that he has come before us (Senate) to say and that is why each and every one of you is important in achieving the said objectives.
“You have a lot to deliver on and once this roadmap and goal is set and are strictly adhered to, then we can say there is no way that the organisation will not succeed in achieving its set target,” Senator Kwari stated.
The lawmaker said they were In the Commission to see things for themselves and have an overview of the performance of the 2020 budget.
Open door policy
While welcoming the Senators, the EFCC Chairman, Abdurasheed Bawa said the Commission operated an open door policy and was pleased to be policed by the Senate Anti-Corruption committee which has oversight responsibility for the EFCC.
”We are very happy to open our doors, our books and ourselves to you, as the police and legislators, to come and scrutinise what we are doing,” Bawa said.
The EFCC boss briefed the Committee on the performance of the 2020 budget of the Agency and took time to respond to questions and issues raised by the lawmakers.
He later conducted them round the ultramodern headquarter complex of the Commission located in Jabi, suburb of Abuja.
Members of the Committee present during the visit include; Senators Aliyu Wamakko, Smart Adeyemi, Uba Sani, Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf, Mike Omache, Steven Ode, Kola Balogun and Micheal Nnaji.