NBA to Partner with EFCC in the Fight Against Corruption
Newly elected executive officers of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Benin Branch have promised to partner with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the fight against graft.
Chairman of the Association, Prince Collins Ogiegbaen stated this on, August 10, 2018 during a courtesy visit to the Benin Zonal Office of the Commission.
Ogiegbaen who led other executive officers of the association on the visit disclosed that the courtesy visit was to appreciate the EFCC and to further strengthen the existing relationship between the anti-graft agency and the Benin Branch of the NBA. “We cherish the relationship we have with the EFCC and are here to further strengthen that relationship”, he said.
He further stated that in his capacity as chairman, he has cautioned his colleagues to desist from all forms of corruption and to be mindful of what they do, “never forge a document for any client. I intend leaving the organisation better than I met it”, he stated.
Mailafia Yakubu, Zonal Head, Benin Zonal Office, who received the NBA officers in his office on behalf of the Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, told the lawyers that though the Commission has a zero tolerance for corruption, it abide strictly with the rule of law in the discharge of its duties.
He further stated that lawyers were crucial in the fight against corruption hence the Commission will always solicit for their support. He charged them to always verify any allegations of harassment by their client with the Commission as the EFCC discharges its duties with fairness and civility.
“Our doors are open so you can always approach us whenever there is any issue to verify or make any enquiry about”, he stated.
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