The Makurdi zonal head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Daniel Isei has called for increased synergy between the EFCC and the Nigeria police in the task of fighting corruption.
A press release made available to newsmen in Makurdi today by Mr Dele Oyewale, Head of Media & Publicity indicated that the EFCC zonal Boss solicited for support while on a courtesy visit to the Commissioner of Police, Benue State Command, Mukadas Garba, at the Command Headquarters, Makurdi, Benue State.
According to the statement, Mr Isei said, the Police has been a pillar of support to the EFCC and opined that an increased collaboration with the EFCC will greatly assist in curbing the menace of economic and financial crimes.
“I am here to say thank you for all your support to the Commission and to ask for more understanding and synergy as a way of strengthening cordial relationship that had existed between the two agencies over the years”, Isei said.
In his response, the Police Commissioner, Garba expressed optimism for greater collaboration with the EFCC,
“We are a family. I can assure you that we will provide you whatever you require; operationally or in any other area that you may require our support, to stamp out corruption which has stagnated the progress of our country. Be assured of our maximum cooperation”, Garba said.
The EFCC Boss, Isei while on a similar visit to the Comptroller Immigration Service, Benue State Command, Amajuoyi Festus Amareze, on Thursday, called for robust synergy among agencies of government in order to secure peaceful and corruption-free society for Nigeria.
According to him, the rising wave of corruption, especially among the elites is alarming and requires the collaboration of all stakeholders.
Responding, CIS Amareze expressed the readiness of the Immigration Service to partner with the EFCC in the fight against corruption, saying such collaboration was necessary to save the nation’s economy from looters.
“We should see ourselves as partners in progress and as one who has a duty to make Nigeria work better. We must work as a team towards achieving a common goal”, Amareze urged