By Mohammed Mohammed
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Thursday charged the Commission’s staff against getting themselves involved in corrupt practices, urging: “you cannot be corrupt and fight corruption.”
He tasked the Makurdi Zone to be disciplined as it was key to attaining the Commission’s mandate, core values of professionalism, courage and integrity in the discharge of their duties.
He stated this on Thursday, while addressing staff of the Zone in Makurdi, Benue State.
He urged staff to uphold the ethics of the Commission, display professionalism and integrity at all time; and be proactive and strategic in their approach to the fight against corruption, economic and financial crimes.
According him, the Commission cannot rest on its oars as Nigerians and international community are looking up to the Commission to rid the nation of corruption, economic and financial crimes which had stunted the country’s development.
“Let me remind each every one of us that we are doing a very special jobs, that the Government, the people of Nigeria and international community are looking up to us to have a better Nigeria,” he said.
The EFCC boss charged the staff to shun corruption as the Commission will not tolerate such acts. “We will never tolerate any forms of corruption in this place; if you are a bad egg, you are free to leave, we will be happy to work with few people, and we are ready to dismiss and dismiss. If you think you cannot do what the laws of the land expect us to do, kindly resign and leave us alone”, he declared.
Bawa further disclosed that the Commission will invest in human capacity development and staff training for it to achieve its mandate. He added that the Commission was working on several policies that will enhance the growth of the Commission.
“We are renovating, rehabilitating and remodeling the EFCC Academy. This is for adequate staff training and retraining for improved efficiency and effectiveness in the discharge of our duties to achieve our goals and objectives”.
He commended staff of the Makurdi office for cleanliness and neatness of the environment. “This is among the cleanest offices I have seen so far, I commend you for this”, he said.