NewsEFCC Seeks Collaboration With Customs To Tackle Corruption

EFCC Seeks Collaboration With Customs To Tackle Corruption

June 10, (THEWILL)- The Sokoto Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has called for synergy between the Commission and the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) to ensure a corruption-free society.

 

This was contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer, NCS, Sokoto/Zamfara Area Command, Mr. Abdullahi Tsafe, issued to newsmen in Sokoto.

 

Tsafe said the EFCC Zonal Director, Mr. Nwanneka Nwokike, made the call when he visited the NCS area command headquarters in Sokoto.

 

The Zonal Director described the existing working relationship between the two organisations as cordial and aimed at achieving the statutory mandate of the two agencies.

 

”EFCC shares intelligence gathering and other activities against corruption, therefore, the collaboration should be sustained for maximum benefit.

 

”My visit is to enable the anti-graft agency to deliberate with the NCS on how to collectively reduce crimes within our respective jurisdiction,” Nwokike said.

 

Responding, the Area Controller, Kamal Muhammad, assured of the readiness of the NCS to sustain the synergy with the EFCC which had been existing for years.

 

The Controller explained that NCS’s mandates included revenue generation, trade facilitation and curbing smuggling.

 

He noted that being the gatekeepers of the nation’s borders, the NCS collaborated with the EFCC in its fight against financial crimes and ensured numerous arrests.

 

Muhammad added that the Nigerian Customs Service had been at the forefront of supporting the EFCC in its fight against money laundering, financial fraud, embezzlement, human trafficking, piracy, drug pushing and terrorism among others.

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Tunde Omolehin is an award-winning Journalist with prose in investigative and storytelling that is connecting the dots between the under-reported communities and policymakers to ensure good governance and accountability.

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