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EFCC partners Immigration, Civil Defence on anti-corruption fight

By Ibe Wada

In a bid to put an end to corruption and eradicate crimes, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has partnered with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, and Nigeria Immigration Service in Rivers State.

EFCC, an agency created to fight corruption in the country, said that the decision was taken to strengthen its relationship with other sister agencies in order to win the battle against crime.

The Zonal Head, EFCC, Rivers state, Abdulkarim Chukkol, who made the declaration during a visit to the Rivers State Commands of the two agencies posits that the two agencies were critical stakeholders in the fight against corruption and other related financial crimes.

In a statement made available by the commission yesterday, in Port Harcourt, Chukkol noted that it is his desire of the Commission’s leadership to take the existing relationship to a higher level, just as he further said that the easiest way to bring an end to situational challenges is through collaboration

According to him, their visit was to strengthen the existing relationship and also explore other areas where they have comparative advantage and could aid the anti-graft war in the country.

On his part, the NSCD Commandant, Muktar Lawal. expressed unreserved gratitude for the recognition of his agency, promised to assist the Commission in protecting its seized assets if called upon to do so.

Both the immigration boss, Comptroller Segun Adegoke and Lawal applauded Chukkol gesture towards creating a bond that would help the country in nabbing people involved in crimes.

While stressing that anyone found violating the law would face the full weight of the law regardless of his status, the heads of both agencies pledged their unalloyed support in making sure that the reason for the commission’s visit is effectively actualised.

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