The Akwa-Ibom State Comptroller of Immigration, Francista Dashe Dakat, has commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for its doggedness in fighting economic and financial crimes.
She gave the commendation on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 when she paid a Courtesy Visit to the Uyo Zonal Commander of the EFCC, ACE Bawa Hamidu Saidu in his office in Uyo. According to her, the EFCC has shown tremendous commitment to its mandate of fighting economic and financial crimes and should be encouraged to do more.
“I commend the EFCC for its doggedness in tackling corruption, economic and financial crimes. The EFCC is not after those doing the right thing, EFCC is after those doing the wrong things and so if everybody turns out to do the right thing, we will have a good society”, she said.
She called for stronger synergy between the Immigration Service and EFCC in the areas of intelligence sharing and investigation, in order to effectively tackle corruption and border security in Akwa Ibom State.
Recalling her previous interactions with the EFCC, “ I remember in 2015, I was at a training on money laundering at the EFCC Academy in Abuja and Americans came to teach us. Truly, it helped me a lot when I was at the Investigations Unit, because the training opened my eyes and I realized that there is no way we can succeed without the EFCC. It is not possible. We really need to work together, as we are all children of one father, the Federal government” .
In his response, Bawa acknowledged the long- lasting relationship between the two agencies and assured the new Comptroller of maximum support from the Uyo Zonal Command. Assuring her of robust synergy and support in terms of intelligence sharing and investigation, Bawa said the Command will always respond to her call.
“Our door will always be open to you and your officers and we will always do all we can within the ambit of the law to help. The more we collaborate, the better for the country and like you rightly said, no agency can succeed alone”, he said.
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September 6, 2022