EFCC Boss Urges Staff to be Hardworking

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has urged the Commission’s staff to be hardworking and remain devoted to duty as they fight against corruption in the country.
Bawa stated this yesterday during his visit to the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Commission. He urged the staff to bear in mind that Nigerians are looking up to them to fight corruption.

According to him, “as the saying goes, the eagle is now in the hands of the EFCC but the mission and the vision of the Commission remain the same. Therefore, I urge you to be committed to your job. Always do what is right and guard against wrongdoing.”
Bawa, who had also served as head of the zone, expressed his profound thanks to the zone staff for their support and prayers since he emerged as Executive Chairman, describing his visit as homecoming.
He urged the staff to join him in moving the EFCC to the next level. “The Ibadan zonal office is one of the offices I love. I hope you will maintain it and be on top of your game. If the story of my life is not an inspiration to you as officers, nothing will. I want you to join me to steer the ship to another level”, he said.

The EFCC boss said he is optimistic that the future of the Commission is excellent. He noted that the Commission is rated highly among its peers in law enforcement business across the globe despite his young age.
According to him, “We are going to digitalize our processes, and we have created a new Directorate of intelligence to enable us gather intelligence so that we will be proactive in our fight against economic and financial crimes; and by so doing, we will also provide the government with necessary quality advice that will lead to good governance.”

Speaking further with the staff, he said discipline and professionalism be engraved in them, noting that the Commission under his watch would spare no effort in redeeming the country’s battered image and set it back on the path of sustainable growth and development.
“I’m here to remind you that we have an enormous task ahead of us, which is to fight economic and financial crimes in the country. It is a job you and I have signed to do. We have a duty to rid this country of corruption. We’ll certainly take the fight to the next level. Let me tell you, the Government has so much confidence in us (EFCC), and the world at large is watching us. We cannot afford to let them down.

“Everybody is important in this cause; from the chairman to the most junior officer. We need to do our work with utmost integrity, honesty, courage and professionalism, which are our core values. What this means is that you have to be above board, and of course be incorruptible”, Bawa said.
He noted further that he is ready “to strengthen the Commission’s synergy with other law enforcement organizations, both nationally and internationally, to ensure that there is no hiding place for criminals in our society. He noted that the job of fighting economic and financial crimes is for everybody to be on board and speak with one voice against the menace.
See photos of his visit below

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