Anti-graft agency reiterates commitment to fight financial crimes

By Chinwe Onuigbo, Awka

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The Nigerian youths have been called upon to see the country’s Anti-graft Agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC as a government agency working in the best interests of Nigerians, to rid the nation of all forms of economic and financial crimes.

The Chairman of the commission Abdulrasheed Bawa made said this in Abuja while receiving a delegation from Legislative Mentorship Initiative that was at the commission’s headquarters on a study tour.

Bawa, represented by Secretary of the Commission, Dr. George Ekpungu said, the EFCC would not relent in its effort to fight against financial crimes, stressing that the commission is on a path of redemption and every Nigerian should collaborate with it to deliver on its mandate.

 “Let the public not see the EFCC as ‘We’ and ‘Them’ or ‘They’ and ‘We’. It is we-we because without us doing what we are doing, society will not be a better place for all of us”.

He further called on youths to shun all forms of indiscipline, greed, and get-rich syndrome stressing that they are the roots of economic and financial crimes.

The Head of Economic Governance, Assistant Commander of the EFCC, Sulaiman Muktar Bello warned Nigerians on the danger of Business Email Compromises, BECs, urging them to always follow up with phone calls on all business dealings online, as relying only on emails could expose them to fraud.

Also, the Head of the Servicom Unit, Assistant Commander of the EFCC, Mary Cole, and Head of, the Creative Engagement Unit, Deputy Commander of the EFCC, Nwanyinma Okeanu charged youths to be the change they desire to see in society.

On her part, the Head of, the Enlightenment and Reorientation Unit, Assistant Commander of the EFCC, Aisha Mohammed charged youths to be good ambassadors of the Commission by championing the anti-graft cause and taking ownership of the fight against corrupt practices.


Dominica Nwabufo