Fri. Jul 19th, 2019

EFCC Partners With Civil Society Organizations In The Fight Against Corruption

A Non Governmental Organization (NGO) Rivers State Anti-Corruption Network paid a visit to the zonal head of Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in PortHarcourt, South-South Nigeria yesterday July 9, 2019 in a bid to collaborate with the agency in the fight against corruption

The convener of the group Green Isaac in his opening remarks said “corruption has eaten deep into every sector of Nigeria economic and there is a need for us to kill corruption before corruption kills us”

In his speech Kpalap Sebastian, the coordinator of Rivers State Anti-Corruption Network revealed that the visit to EFCC zonal head in Port Harcourt is basically to synergy with the commission on the fight against corruption

The coordinator of Rivers Anti-Corruption Network stated that for the fight against corruption to be successful everybody must be involved

He said “the fight is not for the EFCC alone, the public need to collaborate with the agency for the anti-corruption war to be successful”

In his response the EFCC zonal head, Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa who was represented by his second in command Aliyu Nuhu stated that for members of Rivers State Anti-Corruption Network to be successful in the anti-corruption war, they must be neutral and remain apolitical in their activities

He also stated that members of the anti-corruption network must exhibit high level of integrity in all their dealings in order to succeed  

The EFCC zonal head explained that the credibility of information passed unto the EFCC by the members of the anti-corruption network is very important. According to him, if the commission invested money in the course of investigation on the information passed unto them and at the end of the day the information is false, the money invested is a waste and with such the commission may not take information from the members of the anti-corruption network for very serious next time.

The zonal head maintained that the commission acts based on intelligence and petitions and members of the anti-corruption network who are partnering with the EFCC should ensure intelligence given to the commission is credible

EFCC zonal head added that the commission’s door is open to everybody who wishes to collaborate with the agency on the fight against corruption

Earlier Henry Eferegbo a member of the anti-corruption network in his speech revealed that there is a lot of contract racketeering going on in many state and federal Government agencies in the Niger Delta region which need to be looked into by the EFCC  

Uzoma Kelechi, Prince Wiro  of Civil Rights Council  as well as some  departmental heads of EFCC zonal office in Port Harcourt were all in attendance

Green Isaac convener of Rivers State Anti-Corruption Network folding his hands
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