The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been commended by President Muhammadu Buhari over its sustained war against corruption, saying the agency has earned respect for Nigeria on the international stage.
The President stated this at the Passing Out Parade of the EFCC Detective Inspectors Course 5 Cadets, from the Nigeria Defence Academy, NDA, Kaduna on Tuesday.
“Our fight against corruption is being recognized by the international community as real and effective. The face of the country abroad is also changing as the international community is beginning to see Nigeria making substantial progress in the enthronement of transparency, accountability and good governance.” .
He attributed the success story to the efforts of the EFCC and other anti-grafts agencies in the country.
The president also expressed happiness in the progress that the Commission has made in areas of recruitment and training of cadet officers who have been deployed to the zonal offices across the country.
He however, reiterated his readiness to ensure that System Reforms are deepened, emphasizing that “there will be no hiding place for corrupt persons and proceeds of corruption.” .
“This Administration, right from the inception, aligned with the Open Governance Partnership (OGP) and Global Forum for Asset Recovery in addition to existing commitments to AU and ECOWAS conventions against corruption, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC)”, he said.
Explaining the reforms that the government have put in place over the last two years, the President listed the GIFMIS, IPPIS, Single Treasury Account, and Bank Verification Number, BVN.
Also speaking, the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, in his remark, thanked President Buhari for his support and commitment to the war against corruption in Nigeria, saying the commission will always support the president in this regard.