The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and the High Authority Against Corruption and Relating Crimes, HALCIA, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU geared towards strengthening collaboration between Nigeria and the Republic of Niger.
HALCIA, a counterpart of the EFCC, is the Nigerien agency, established by the country’s Law No 2016-44 of December 6, 2016 and tasked with the prevention and fight against corruption and related offences in the country.
The MoU, which was signed in Niamey, capital of the Republic of Niger, followed a two-day working visit (February 6 and 7, 2019) by the acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
Apart from the MoU, the visit became necessary in the light of the growing need to strengthen inter-agency ties and collaborations in the African sub-region and in the continent as a whole in the fight against corruption and terrorism financing.
During the visit, the EFCC boss met some key players and instutitions in the country’s anti-corruption fight. They include, Abdourmane Gousmane, President of HALCIA; Mme Aliyu Halima Mamane, Deputee, Republic Du Niger Assemblee Nationale and Chairman, Anti-corruption Committee; Liman Ali Mohamadou, 2nd Vice President, Republic Du Niger Assemblee Nationale.