CSOs playing strategic roles in fight against corruption – EFCC chair 

Executive chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ola Olukoyede, has  said that the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are playing strategic roles in the fight against corruption in Nigeria 

The EFCC chairman stated this in Ibadan while speaking at the “EFCC/CSOs Engagement” programme held in Ibadan at the weekend.

Represented by the Ibadan zonal commander, Assistant Commander of the EFCC,  ACE1  Halima Mustapha Rufa’u,  Mr Olukoyede pointed out that EFCC engagement with the CSOs was to share ideas on how to deepen the fight against corruption. 

“You are one of the most critical allies of the EFCC. Our partnership has been progressive and is still evolving. We greatly value your critical reviews as they have ensured that we remain faithful to the Nigerian people in the discharge of our mandate,” he said. 

The EFCC chairman urged the CSOs to continue to align themselves with the progressive aspirations of Nigerians for corruption to be reduced to the barest minimum, if not completely eliminated.

Speaking, the deputy director, Creative Communications, DCE Nwayinma Okeano, tasked the CSOs to correct people’s misconception about EFCC’s anti-corruption activities in their various communities.

“Reorient the public about what we do.  Let me say clearly that no crime is too big or too small.  The same way we are arresting politicians, is also the same way we are arresting internet fraudsters,” she said.