The Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Studies, Bayero University, Kano, has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the fight against economic and financial crimes and other acts of corruption.
This disclosure was made in Abuja on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 by the Director of the Centre, Professor Habu Mohammed when he led his team on a Courtesy Visit to the Corporate Headquarters of the EFCC, in Jabi, Abuja. According to him, the Centre was ready to share its experiences with the EFCC, especially in its drive towards transparency and accountability and building stronger synergy to break the fangs of corruption.
“The purpose of coming here is actually to share experiences and to tell you good stories of our performance in the discharge of the mandate of our project, and also to solicit for your support and partnership. “One of the projects is to ensure that there is a good accountability system in Nigeria that will guarantee the empowerment of citizens, and to promote the idea of transparency and accountability, and reject corrupt practices in the society”, he said.
Responding, the Executive Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ola Olukoyede who spoke through the Secretary to the Commission, Mohammad Hammajoda said the Commission was willing to partner with the Centre in the pursuit of its goals, stating the EFCC was established to fight all forms of economic and financial crimes in the country.
“As far as the EFCC is concerned, we are willing and ready to partner with you at any point of time. What you are doing is actually a replica of what we have been doing; so your call for our support and partnership is actually a good idea, because the fight against corruption is not a fight by a single agency, but rather a fight for all. All of us are stakeholders”, he said.
Speaking in the same vein, the Director, Administration and Human Resources of the Commission, Femi Gbarufu says fighting corruption is not for the EFCC alone. He urged other organizations and Nigerians to come on board, stressing that the more people are involved in the crusade, the better.