- EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, says the anti-graft commission's Abuja academy will soon be certified as a degree-awarding institution
- The spokesmen disclosed that the acting chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, has directed that the process of certification be fast-tracked
- The academy’s commandant says the institution has the capacity to conduct all necessary anti-corruption training aimed at meeting the EFCC’s human capacity needs
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says its academy in Karu, Abuja will soon be certified as the first anti-corruption degree-awarding institution in Nigeria.
The commission’s spokesman, Tony Orilade, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Monday, April 1, NAN reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Orilade quoted the secretary to the commission, Olanipekun Olukoyede, as saying that the acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, had inaugurated a committee to fast-track the process for the certification.
Olukoyede said that the academy would soon begin to run certificate, diploma and degree courses in Anti-corruption Investigation Studies.
He added that the training on cyber-crime investigation was designed to help increase the capacity of the investigators.
David Tukura, commandant of the academy said that it had the capacity to conduct all necessary anti-corruption training aimed at meeting the human capacity needs of the commission.
“Training facility is not just about the space or land mass occupied, but the quality of available trainers available,” he said.
Tukura assured that the commission remained committed to ensuring that the Nigerian economic system was insulated against the criminal tendencies of cyber-criminals.
“That is why we catch and get the criminals punished,” he said.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the EFCC hit back at the United States of America; saying the country misled the public with false information about Nigeria’s anti-corruption war.
In a lengthy statement it released with details of its activities, the EFCC said it had secured 943 convictions between 2015 and 2018 and recovered billions of naira as well as foreign currencies and properties.
It lamented that the US department of bureau of democracy, human rights and labour had fed the public with misleading information and falsehood over its anti-graft fight.
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