- The EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has restated commitment to the fight against corruption
- Bawa made this known at the commission's headquarters, Abuja
- The anti-graft boss also led the staff of the commission to take a fresh oath of office
Abdulrasheed Bawa, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday, May 18, led officials of the commission to take a fresh oath of allegiance.
Legit.ng reports that a statement issued by the commission said it was part of ongoing reform efforts to improve the efficient delivery of its mandate.
The EFCC noted that the oath was in compliance with the Official Secrets Act and the newly adopted document classification policy of the commission.
The statement noted:
“Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today May 18, 2021, took fresh official oaths, pledging among others, to perform their duties diligently and honestly.
N10bn fraud: Tension as EFCC asks PDP national chairman to release 3 party officials for investigation
“The executive chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, led other categories of staff to take the oath in compliance with the Official Secrets Act and the newly adopted document classification policy of the commission.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the EFCC commenced investigations into a petition written by a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kazeem Afegbua, against the leadership of the party over alleged N10bn fraud.
It was reported that the EFCC asked the national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, to release three party officials for interrogation.
The officials who are expected to appear before the commission for investigation are the national auditor, national organising secretary and the director of finance.
The PDP officials allegedly featured in a case of criminal conspiracy, abuse of office, diversion of funds and fraud that the commission is investigating.
In a related report, a former senator, Dino Melaye, and his group, the Anti Corruption Network, on Wednesday, March 31, visited the headquarters of the EFCC, Abuja to submit more evidence of alleged corruption against Governor Bello of Kogi state.
In a tweet made by Melaye after the submission of the petition, the activist expressed satisfaction about the investigation by the EFCC.