July 15, 2024

Coalition of CSOs pledge support for  Bawa

Coalition of CSOs pledge support for  Bawa

Glory Ebomah

The Civil Society Groups for Good Governance, have commended the Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa on his tremendous achievements since assuming office, promising that his works will always be reference points of courage in the task of fighting economic and financial crimes

This commendation was given on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, by the President of the Groups, Comrade Dominic Ogakwu when his team paid a courtesy visit to the Commission.

He noted that EFCC under the current administration, has done tremendously well, especially with its record of the highest number of convictions since inception and that the attacks against the Commission are coming from corrupt elements out to demean its good works. 

“There is a civil society group in Lagos saying that they will not stop until the Chairman steps down and it behoves us as stakeholders in the Nigerian project, to look into those issues by doing a background check on what necessitated the action, despite the tremendous achievements of this administration.  We discovered that the campaigns were antics of politicians looking for a cover-up for their wrongdoings”, he said.

The visitors further commended the Executive Chairman on efforts in the area of staff welfare while appealing to the Commission to give accelerated treatment to some delayed petitions, especially in areas of procurement fraud.

Responding, the Secretary to the Commission, Dr George Ekpungu commended the works of the groups, stating that EFCC is ready to collaborate with any group in the fight against corruption.

“We recognize that civil societies are the front burners in the fight against corruption and they are the wheels through which a society is mirrored.

“I can tell you that there has never been a better fight against corruption than this administration. We have a chairman that is young, visionary, intelligent and ready to do the work but we all know that when you fight corruption, it will definitely fight back.

“As long as we are here, we will continue to stand up to the fight,” Ekpungu said.

Ekpungu charged the group to continue to stay true and collaborate with the Commission as the anti-graft war cannot be won in isolation.

The group presented an Award of Commendation to the Executive Chairman.

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