ECOWAS Scores EFCC High on Anti-Graft War


Marcel de Souza, President of the ECOWAS Commission, has commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for its resolve in tackling corruption in Nigeria, noting that the agency compares with similar bodies in the West for its efficiency and effectiveness.

He made the commendation on Thursday, December 14, 2017 during a visit to the Acting Chairman, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, at the agency’s Head Office Wuse 2, Abuja.

Souza said the visit was intended to identify with the EFCC and the tremendous work of the agency in tackling corruption within the ECOWAS sub-region.

“We are here to appreciate the great job EFCC is doing in fighting corruption and to see how the agency can help us investigate some cases of internal corruption within the ECOWAS Commission”, he said.

While commending President Buhari for making the fight against corruption a cardinal focus of his government, Souza said that “there is no gain saying that the efforts of the present administration in redeeming the image of Nigeria in the international community are yielding positive results.’’

Responding, Magu expressed delight over the visit and promised to launch in-depth investigation into the cases of corruption reported by the ECOWAS Commission President.

“I am happy to see you here. I assure you that we will launch investigation into the activities in the Commission (ECOWAS) and we will soon sanitize it. We have a strategy to unravel any fraudulent activity. We will partner with you to bring corrupt

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Godwin Okafor is a financial journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and the Founder Naija247news Media Ltd He has over 16 experiences in journalism, which cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career in Business Day, Where he was a senior editorial graphic artist, before he left to start Naija247news, An Online Financial Newspaper in 2010. He has won series of awards and he is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of and also sits on the board of Students In Business Awards, (SIBA).


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