The new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, has ordered staff of the commission to immediately declare their assets in line with civil service regulations and procedures.
A spokesperson for the commission, Dele Oyewale, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, saying Olukoyede issued the directive during a meeting with the staff at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
“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,” the EFCC chairman was quoted as saying.
“We must live above board by setting the pace with good examples. As anti-corruption fighters, our hands must be clean and so we must declare our assets.”
Urging staff of the commission to pay more premium attention to the basis of fighting economic and financial crimes, Olukoyede said such efforts should be geared towards growing the economy of the nation, creating rightful environment for enhanced investment and strengthening the productive base of the economy.
The EFCC boss also urged staff of the commission to be professional, thorough in their engagements, rich in integrity and be non-partisan.
“We must do our job to add values 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,” he said.
He assured staff of better welfare package, enhanced training and equal opportunities to ensure higher productivity.