The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha has applauded the unrelenting efforts of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, under the leadership of its Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu in the country’s anti-corruption fight and in the repatriation of the country’s stolen assets, stashed away in overseas safe havens. Also commending the efforts of the Commission were the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mele Kyari and Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, President, Women Arise for Change Initiative.
Mustapha and others gave the Commission the praise at the third African Anti-corruption Day event, organized nationwide and in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja by the EFCC on Thursday July 11, 2019, which centered on asset recovery with the theme: “Towards a Common African Position on Asset Recovery.”
The SGF who spoke at the Abuja event specifically thanked the country’s anti-corruption agencies, led by the EFCC for their efforts at asset recovery. “Let me use this opportunity to thank our anti-corruption agencies, led by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for their unrelenting efforts to trace, and recover our stolen assets where they are located abroad, and repatriate them to their rightful owners,” the SGF said. He urged Nigerians to report all acts of corruption around them to the appropriate authorities.
On his part, Kyari disclosed that the NNPC under him has resolved more than ever before to support and partner the EFCC in its anti-corruption fight, noting that it is the best interest of the corporation to be transparent.
Speaking at the Lagos event, Okei-Odumakin, who is also Chairman, Steering Committee, Movement Against Corruption, MAC charged Nigerians to support the EFCC to win the fight against corruption, noting that “Africa, our great continent, is bleeding under the heavy weight of corruption.”