The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC, and the National Examinations Council, NECO, have indicated their readiness to partner with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in its quest to rid the nation of all forms of corrupt practices.
The two organisations expressed this resolve on Thursday, August 27, 2020, while on separate courtesy visits to the Corporate Headquarters of the EFCC.
RMAFC’s Chairman, Engineer Elias Mbam, said that the EFCC is working in the overall interests of the nation, stressing that every Nigerian should regard anti-corruption fight as a civic responsibility, “because the EFCC cannot do it alone.”
In a similar vein, NECO’s Registrar, Prof Godswill Ikon Allah Obioma, sought closer partnership with the EFCC, stressing that the Commission has always been a strong ally to the Council.
He commended the Commission for sanitising the nation, saying that the nation needs its services for it to overcome the menace of corruption
Receiving the delegation from RMAFC, the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Umar Abba Mohammed, said that the EFCC is ready to work with any agency that shares common interests with it in its mandate of combating corruption in Nigeria.
Mohammed said, “I assure you that the EFCC will come out stronger and we will continue to fight corruption and any agency of government that is ready to join us is welcomed. We are ready to work and achieve success in the fight against corruption.”
Assuring the RMAFC of the EFCC’s readiness to collaborate with it, Mohammed added, “We will assist you continuously in the area of blocking revenue leakages.”
He reiterated that the EFCC has a Tax Fraud Unit, which handles tax-related offences; insisting that hundreds of millions of naira have been recovered so far to boost the revenue profile of the government.
Responding to the NECO delegation, Mohammed assured the Registrar of the EFCC’s commitment to collaborate with the examination body, stating that “we will continue to collaborate on all matters of mutual benefit; our relationship with NECO has come a long way, especially in areas of investigation and monitoring of examinations of students”.