EFCC Set To Establish New Unit Solely For Procurement Fraud

Ibrahim-MaguThe acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, on Wednesday dropped the hint that he would create a new unit to be known as Procurement Fraud Unit, to strengthen the commission’s efforts in fighting corruption.

He made the disclosure when he received a coalition of Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, when they paid him a courtesy call in his office.

“I am so concerned about procurement fraud. I am thinking of establishing a unit, purely on procurement fraud. When put in place, it will go a long way in checking corruption”, Mr. Magu said.

The acting EFCC boss, who vowed to tackle all shades of corruption headlong, solicited support and collaboration of all stakeholders.

“The task of fighting corruption is a herculean task, and should not be left in the hands of anti-corruption agencies alone.

“Your participation and support for the anti-corruption fight is key. Most importantly, I need your help to do the job. Let’s put heads together and move this country forward”, Mr. Magu pleaded.

Earlier, chairman of the Civil Society Network Against Corruption, CSNAC, Lanre Suraju, said they were at the commission to congratulate Magu on his appointment and intimate him on areas which the organization could partner with the commission in fighting corruption.

Mr. Suraju​, ​who described the new EFCC boss as courageous and incorruptible officer, assured that​ ​the organization was prepared to lend more support to efforts of the commission aimed at tackling corruption in the country.