The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari recently said that he will not to interfere with the operations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as they are trying so hard to eradicate, uncover and prosecute corrupt public officials in the country.
The president made the made this speech on Saturday 31st os August 2019 at the graduation of 328 cadets of the Detective Superintendent Course 8 of the EFCC, Their colorful passing out parade took place at the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) parade ground, Ribadu Campus, Kaduna. The parade climaxed 13 months of rigorous training to avail the officers with the necessary skills of law enforcement.
President Buhari who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, congratulated the cadets and plea they continue to contribute their effort in fighting corruption in the country.
Buhari also assured EFCC that his administration would improve their working condition to enhance their efficiency and also offer them all the necessary support to ensure effective discharge of their responsibilities.
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Mr President stressed that the fight against corruption remains a number one priority of his government, He noted that significant progress has been made in the last four years in fighting corruption and blocking financial leakages especially with the introduction of the Single Treasury Account and whistle-blower policy.
“This progress has facilitated the recovery of looted funds in the country”, Buhari said, and commended the EFCC for being part of the success story.
He urged EFCC to continue with the good work in order to have a well-developed country, Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, stressed that all Nigerians have a responsibility of fighting against corruption, so as to have a well-developed nation.
Five of the cadets were given awards for outstanding performance, while the overall best cadet, Nuriddeen Sani, got a presidential award.