EFCC’s Strategic Plan 2013-2018 Will Help in Fighting Corruption – Magu
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,Ibrahim Mustapha Magu has assured that following a thorough appraisal of its , ‘Strategic Plan 2013-2018’
The Commission is more than ever before positioned to strategically and scientifically fight economic and financial crimes and corruption in the country in the coming years.
Magu gave the assurance through the Director, Policy, Planning and Statistics of the Commission,Abdulrahman Kastina Ibrahim on Thursday, August 2, 2018, while declaring closed a four-day retreat to review the 2013-2018 Strategic Plan document at Oakland Hotel, Enugu, Enugu State.
“Being a serious law enforcement agency, we are very much focused and understand the challenges involved in fighting crimes and with this review, we have mapped out with vigour new strategies that will make this document workable and owned by management and staff.”
He further said that the Standard Operating Procedures, SOP, of the Commission speaks for it and that the seriousness attached to improvement of its operations necessitated the retreat.
Speaking during the ocasion on behalf of his team which comprise of Dr. Adaeeze Igbokwe and Josephine Onah, Emmanuel Uche, the Anti-Corruption Project Manager of the European Union sponsored Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Programme (RoLAC) of the British Council said the need to streghten the capacity of law enforcement agencies like the EFCC in the fight against corruption cannot be over –emphasised.
“Our focus here is in line with component 3 of the programme aimed at improving coordination among anti-corruption agencies,strenghtening on their capacity to deliver on their mandates through system studies, risk assessment,evaluations, strenghtening accountability and transparency in the criminal sector, extractive sectorand procurement among others”.
Uche said he was impressed with what EFCC has done so far especially by its realisation and efforts in improving itself, he however stated that there are many gaps to fill if the Commission is to assume that expected role of a leading anti-corruption agency in the country
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