- There will be collaboration among security agencies in the country as the war against graft continues
- This was disclosed when EFCC zonal heads visited the DSS and police
- On its part, the police promised to always support the EFCC to fight corruption
The fight against corruption is set to take a new turn following a pledge by officials of Nigerian security outfits.
Specifically, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the Department of State Service (DSS) and the Nigeria Police Force, according to a statement made available to PR Nigeria, promised to collaborate in the fight against corruption.
This was disclosed when heads of EFCC zonal offices in Kaduna and Ilorin, visited some of their counterparts in other security outfits.
The visit was made to the director, DSS and the police commissioner in the two states..
The EFCC heads appreciated the DSS and police for their support in fighting corruption in the country, especially in some key areas.
These key areas include: intelligence gathering, tracking of criminals engaged in money laundering, and terrorism financing.
They consequently called for increased synergy between the EFCC and the Nigerian police in the task of fighting corruption.
Reacting to the visit, the commissioner of police, Kwara state command, Mohammad Bagega, promised to always give the anti-corruption organisation the needed support in fighting corruption.
He said since the agencies are like families, all requested needed support would be accorded to them, be it operationally and intelligence-wise.
"We will support your efforts to stamp out corruption in Nigeria."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Abdulrasheed Bawa, the chairman of EFCC asked Nigerians to embrace the fight against corruption.
The EFCC boss stated that the commission cannot win the fight against corruption alone.
Bawa made the statement on Monday, April 19, when a civil society organization, Civil Society Coalition for Transparency and Good Governance, visited the EFCC’s headquarters, Abuja.
In another report, the Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed, accused some elected and appointed public officers who are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of fraud.
The governor said the APC officials approved N1.4 billion contract for the construction of a major road in the state but no work was done on the project.
He, however, stated that the state government had already petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission on the matter.