Secretary General of INTERPOL, Jurgen Stock, has commended the zeal and concerted efforts of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in ridding Nigeria of all forms of economic crime, adding that Interpol will partner the anti graft agency in fighting corruption across the world.
According to him: “Working with the EFCC will help in building a strong network in the fight against corruption across the globe,” he said.
The Interpol scribe was on an official visit to the Headquarters of EFCC in Abuja, on April 16, 2019, and was received by the acting EFCC acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
According to Stock, “the fight against corruption will help in the fight against terrorism as the main source of terrorism financing comes from corruption”.
While emphasizing the need for collaboration between international law enforcement agencies in the fight against corruption, he stressed that the Interpol was establishing a link with the EFCC in achieving the mandate of the anti-graft agency.
On his part, Magu, who expressed delight at the visit, commended Stock for finding time out of his busy schedule as the Secretary General of Interpol, to visit the EFCC.
Magu added that corruption had become an organized crime in Nigeria, and it needed a concerted effort within and outside of the country, to combat.
“EFCC and Nigerians in general are delighted with the visit by the Interpol, and this visit gives the Commission hope in partnering with the Interpol,” he said.
He reiterated the commitment of the agency in fighting corruption in the country, saying EFCC would remain unrelenting and resolute in its fight against corruption.
The EFCC chairman when further that exchange of information across countries would go a long way in the fight against corruption, money laundering and terrorism financing.
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