He assured the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of continued support in combating corruption in Nigeria through regular training for its staff. He also urged the Nigerian judiciary to support and complement the anti graft agencies in winning the war against corruption.
EFCC’s Head of Operations in Lagos, Garuba Dugum, who represented the commission’s Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, thanked the German government for its continuous support to the EFCC.
He urged the participants in the training programme to cooperate with the facilitators and be receptive to new methods and shared experiences.
‘’The fight against corruption is not for EFCC or Nigerians alone, but for all humanity and lovers of good governance because we may all be affected directly or indirectly. Fighting corruption is a very difficult task. Consider it an honour therefore, to be among the few selected men and women of courage and integrity chosen for this onerous task of salvaging the nation’’, he said.
The programme is geared towards equipping investigators with the fundamental principles in fighting corruption, special aspects in conducting investigation, preventing corruption and supporting investigative measures. Other agencies participating in the capacity building programme are the Department of State Services, DSS; Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB and Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission, ICPC.