Army, DSS, And Others Should Collaborate With EFCC – Magu

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The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , EFCC , Ibrahim Magu has called for the strengthening of inter-agency collaboration as an essential ingredient for the effective combat of corruption and terrorist financing in the country.

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He made the call at the Inter-Agency Cooperation and Coordination Seminar , which held at the Army War College , Abuja , as part of the eight-month study programme for 66 senior officers of the Nigerian Army.

“Synergy among agencies will no doubt go a long way in ensuring that our country is safe , and there is need for more efforts in the investigation of where funds are gotten from , ” he said.

Magu , who was represented by Chidi Chukwuka Boniface , a Director with the EFCC , further called on other agencies and bodies such as the Central Bank of Nigeria , CBN , to curb inflow of foreign currency.

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“The Central Bank of Nigeria and other relevant agencies should be able to supervise these inflows and should find ways to track monies used in these insurgencies , ” he said.

He further stressed the need for all agencies in the country to salvage the country from the grips of corruption , stressing that , “there is the need to fight corruption with total commitment and dedication as this is the only viable alternative available to us to move from where we are to a stable society”.

Director General , Services , National Emergency Management Agency , NEMA , James Akujobi , said inter-agency collaboration was essential to enhance joint efforts and cooperation among independent agencies with shared responsibilities and overlapping jurisdictions.

“Collaboration builds synergy and creates oneness to meet the common goals , ” Akujobi said , noting that inter-agency collaboration also helps to address capability shortfalls , ” he said.

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Commandant of the Army War College , Major General Charles Ofoche commended participants for a robust and rewarding session , saying: “we all are instruments of the state , regardless of the colour of the uniforms we wear.”

Other agencies represented were: Nigerian Police Force , Nigerian Immigration Service , Department of States Service , Nigerian Customs Service , Nigerian Prison Service , Federal Road Safety Corps , and Nigerian Civil Defence Corps.

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