- Abdulrasheed Bawa has hit the ground running as he seeks to take the country's anti-graft war to new heights
- The EFCC boss is on a tour of all the commission's zonal commands across the country
- At the Sokoto Zonal Office, Bawa called on the EFCC staff to be committed, noting that they can't afford to fail
Abdulrasheed Bawa, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has charged the staff of the anti-graft agency to be disciplined and discharge their duties with the utmost professionalism.
The EFCC boss gave the charge on Monday, March 22, at the Sokoto Zonal Office, a statement made available on the commission's Twitter page indicates.
Legit.ng gathers that Bawa is embarking on a tour of all the commission's zonal commands across the country. He has earlier visited Abuja and Kaduna zones.
Bawa said told the EFCC staff that Nigerians and the whole world are watching the commission, noting that they can't afford to fail.
He urged them to be more courageous in the execution of the commission's mandate.
“We have already promised to do the job to the best of our abilities and therefore cannot afford to fail. The eyes of Nigerians and, indeed the whole world, are on us."
Bawa stressed that integrity is one of the cardinal pillars on which the EFCC anchors its operations, warning that the agency will not tolerate any act inimical to discipline.
The EFCC boss promised the staff that some issues on ground such as promotions, welfare, seniority and ranking will soon be addressed.
In another report, the EFCC said it would soon be demanding the assets declaration forms of all bankers in Nigeria.
This was revealed by the chairman of the agency, Bawa, on Tuesday, March 16 while he was addressing journalists at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Bawa announced that bankers across the country would be required to present the forms starting from Tuesday, June 1.
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