EFCC BOSS Gives Directive to Operative Over Assets

EFCC BOSS Gives Directive to Operative Over Assets

EFCC chairman, Ola Olukoyede, has directed Staff of the Commission to immediately declare their assets in line with civil service regulations and procedures.

 

The chairman gave the order on Tuesday as a bold move towards accountability and internal cleansing, while addressing the Senior staff of the Commission at EFCC Corporate Headquarters in Abuja recently.

 

He went on to stress the need, that fighting corruption required those that are in the vanguard to be above board. And also assured the staff members of the agency to adhere to the rule of law which would be an article of faith and defining principle of work.

 

Olukoyede said “The EFCC is a creation of the law. We must do our job in line with the dictates of the law. This is a standard international practice and we would ensure that it is our established norm.

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“All of us are going to declare our assets; from Level 17, downward. I did mine, so there’s no reason for anyone to be afraid to do the same. Even the commission’s secretary did, you all may also have done it in the past, but there’s a need for all of us to do it again. We will declare our assets, and we are going to investigate them.

 

“We must live above board by setting the pace with good examples. As anti-corruption fighters, our hands must be clean, so we must declare our assets “, Dele Oyewale the Commission spokesman quoted the EFCC Boss as saying in a statement available to journalists.

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Olukoyede added, “We must do our job to add value to the nation. Investors must have confidence in the economy and we must help the country to be governed in an accountable and transparent manner. By doing this, it will offer us a new direction to redeem the image of the nation.

 

“Please, I beg you, let our hands be clean and put our house in order. Some may not like me, but I am going to do the right thing and treat everybody equally irrespective of religion, ethnicity and region.”

 

He assured the staff members of a better welfare package, enhanced training and equal opportunities to ensure higher productivity.

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He warned “those compromising their works and position to desist from such conduct, as dire consequences await every unsavoury tendency.”