The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday sought collaboration with the Nigerian Army in the fight against corruption and terrorism financing.
During a visit to the 22 Armoured Brigade in Ilorin, the EFCC Zonal Commander, Michael Nzekwe, said it is important to deepen the existing relationship to achieve desired success.
According to him, the Army is a critical stakeholder in the fight against corruption and terrorism financing, which is part of the EFCC’s core mandate.
“It is, therefore, necessary and important for the Nigerian Army to join hands with us to end corruption in Nigeria by identifying and cutting off the source of financing for the terrorists.
“As a Commission, we must engage all stakeholders and work in synergy with all law enforcement agencies in order to deliver on our mandate.
“While the Army ensures territorial stability and peace all round, the EFCC fights corruption to ensure socio-economic stability for the people of the country,” he said.
Responding, the Brigade Commander, Adebayo Babalola, commended the EFCC, saying its success as an agency of government is the Army’s success.
“To this end, I can assure you that anytime you need our support, you will get it because no agency of the government can do it alone.
“The corruption level in the country must be checked if we want development to be fast-tracked in every facet of our lives,” Babalola said. (NAN)
The corruption level in the country must be checked if we want development to be fast-tracked in every facet of our lives.