The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has promised to partner with the National Institute For Security Studies NISS in the fight against corruption.
The Executive Chairman of the Commission, Abdurasheed Bawa, made the promise on Thursday, March 18, during a courtesy visit paid by the management of the Institute to the Commission’s headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.
Bawa thanked the delegation for the visit and promised to work with the Institute in the areas of intelligence and due diligence.
“We are always very happy to receive people from institutions of learning. The EFCC is a very young organization, we are the most cosmopolitan agency in the country because of the composition of the board. Our core values are courage, leadership and partnership. We need partners to come and add value. We will accept the partnership and we will streamline how that partnership will work,” he said.
Bawa informed the visitors of his creation of a Directorate of Intelligence, which he said is in keeping with his promise to run an intelligence-driven and proactive agency.
“I did mention during my screening and some of my engagements with the media that we are going to be proactive in our work and we are going to create a Directorate of Intelligence. The happy news I want to tell you is that your alumni is going to be the pioneer Director of that Directorate,” he said
Speaking earlier, Alhaji A.S Adeleke, Commandant, National Institute For Security Studies, told the EFCC boss that the purpose of the visit was to partner with the Commission in the areas of networking and due diligence.
“Why we are concentrating on security and intelligence is because security is central to development. We are here to partner with the EFCC in networking, partnership and due-diligence, and we can also incorporate many other areas,” Adeleke said.
He promised the Institute’s assistance to the Commission in respect of the new Directorate of intelligence.
“We are pleased to tell you that we are here to partner with you in that direction. We can give you what you want,” he stated.
Adeleke was accompanied on the visit by Mr. D.E Egbeji, Deputy Commandant and Director of Studies, Dr. A. A Karim, Director Research, Estimates and Library Services, Professor E.E. Alemika, Study Group Coordinator, Mrs. A.I Oleseni, Syndicate Coordinator, Mrs. E.E Oyeyele, Syndicate Coordinator and Mrs. Nka Obi, Directing Staff.