EFCC under me will fight corruption not people: Bawa

Abdulrasheed Bawa, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says under his leadership, the anti-graft agency will fight corruption rather than fight people.

Mr Bawa stated this Friday while assuming office as the substantive head of the commission in its Abuja headquarters.

He said the war against corruption will be digitalized with new intelligence directorate.

“We are going to digitalise our processes, and we are going to create a new full-pledged directorate of intelligence to enable us gather intelligence so that we will be proactive in our fight against economic and financial crimes; and by so doing, we will also provide the government with necessary quality advice that will lead to good governance,” Wilson Uwujaren, EFFC spokesman, quoted him as saying.

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“There is a difference between fighting corruption and fighting corrupt people; and going forward, we are going to be proactive in our approach in the fight against economic and financial crimes.

“For our strategic partners across the shores of this country, we will continue to work together with you. We will continue to share intelligence, to see that the stolen wealth of this country is returned for the betterment of us all.

“But all of these, we will be doing it the way the EFCC is known to be doing its things. The provisions of the Constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria, extant laws of the country, have always been and will always be our guide,” he added.

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