The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Mr. Ola Olukoyede has called for an end to corruption, social injustice, deprivation and rancour across the country.
This is according to a statement released by the commission by the spokesperson Dele Oyewale on Thursday, November 23, 2023 in Abuja while receiving a delegation of the Public Complaints Commission, PCC, that paid him a courtesy call at the corporate headquarters of the Commission.
He noted that crises and rancour are caused largely by corruption, injustice and entrenched deprivation and for any system to work effectively, equity and fairness must stand. “Corruption is the underlying factor of injustice. We should bridge the gap that is causing injustice. Social rancour is also caused by injustice. We must come together to rid our nation of injustice caused by corruption. What is good for one is good for all”, he said.
He challenged the leadership of the PCC to work diligently in order to earn the support of Nigerians, maintaining that, “we expect your leadership to bring your Commission to great heights. Let your work commend you to Nigerians”. He also called for a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU to concretize the EFCC’s relationship with PCC, promising that the existing collaboration between the two Commission will be strengthened.
Earlier, Chief Commissioner, PCC, Abimbola Ayo Yusuf congratulated Olukoyede on his appointment and called for increased collaboration with his Commission to redress all administrative injustices and corrupt practices in both public and private organizations. He stressed that PCC has a similar focus and mandate to the EFCC “ and this is why we need to deepen our working relationship, even our law empowers us to be the official whistleblower to your Commission and other law enforcement agencies”.
He requested for a desk officer in the EFCC, assuring that his Commission is well-placed in 550 Area Offices in the 774 Local Government Areas, LGAs of Nigeria.