All is set for a collaboration between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and India’s Enforcement Directorate, ED, on matters of mutual interest, particularly money laundering and other economic and financial crimes.
The EFCC’s Media and Publicity Chief, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.
TheFact Daily reports that the heads of the two agencies, EFCC’s Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa and ED’s Director, Sanjay Kumar Mishra, made the pledge at a meeting in India on Wednesday, 19th October, 2022, on the sidelines of the 90th Interpol General Assembly in New Delhi, India.
They agreed to share experience and to cooperate in matters of mutual interest and concern. This is not the first time the anti-graft agencies in both countries would collaborate to fight crime.
In 2019, Abhay Thakur, India’s high commissioner to Nigeria at the time, had pledged his country’s commitment to Nigeria. Thakur had said the synergy will further advance the ties between the two nations in the areas of security, Information Communication Technology (ICT), education, business, digital forensics, intelligence gathering and sharing on cyber and economic crimes.
The Indian high commissioner had also noted then that though Nigeria and India had come a long way, a lot is needed to be done between the two nations to increase inter-government relationships and flow of information, especially in the areas of security.