The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has concluded a series of training for its staff on work ethics and integrity and other sterling operational issues.
The training which was held at the EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja was concluded on Thursday, 9 November, 2023.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the training, Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ola Olukoyede charged officers of the Commission to imbibe professionalism and adherence to the rule of law while enforcing the mandate of the Commission at the various Commands across the country.
Olukoyede, who spoke through the Acting Commandant, EFCC Academy, Babashani Umar Sanda said the focal points of his administration are: focused-based operations, professionalism and observance of the rule of law in the conduct of all official activities.
“There must be a clear difference between an EFCC Officer and every other person out there which should reflect in the manner and processes in which you conduct your activities. Whatever we are supposed to do is defined by the law and if you act based on the stipulated law, you will not go wrong”, he said
The first segment of the training program terminated on Thursday, November 3, 2023. The training was hinged on aligning with the Commission’s determination to employ more preventive measures in tackling economic and financial crimes.
Deputy Commandant, EFCC Academy, Joseph Ogwiji, speaking for the EFCC’s boss, said, “the President and the current Chairman of the EFCC are looking more into preventive measures more than reactive measures, so all we are doing now is to look more towards the preventive, of course that is the international best practice, we are training our detectives to acquire the preventive skills much more than the reactive in tackling economic and financial crimes”.
Other issues addressed at the training are: Asset Tracing, Recovery and Management, Proactive Investigation Techniques (Undercover) Operations, Forensic Auditing Techniques and Crypto Currency Crimes Investigation”. The training ended with issuance of certificates to participants.