The zonal head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in charge of South South, Ishaq Salihu, has expressed the readiness of the agency to focus its attention on contractors of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
Speaking while receiving the acting managing director of NDDC, Ibim Semenitari, in his office in Port Harcourt, Mr. Salihu noted the existence of a syndicate of contract scammers within and around the NDDC.
He said the EFCC had now beamed its search light on them.
Mr. Ishaq said there had been a strong bond of partnership between the NDDC and the EFCC over the years, and expressed the hope that the relationship would be deepened in the coming months and years.
He commended the NDDC boss for the visit and willingness to partner with the EFCC.
Speaking earlier, Ms. Semenitari called for the support and collaboration of the EFCC in helping the agency fulfil its mandate as an intervention agency.
Ms. Semenitari noted that the EFCC and NDDC had been working in close collaboration over the years and promised the commission’s assistance in helping the EFCC zonal office discharge its responsibilities to the zone in terms of checking all forms of corruption and financial crimes.
She urged the commission to step up its sensitization efforts to educate Nigerians on the dangers of corruption.
The NDDC boss expressed confidence that her visit to the EFCC would impact positively on her efforts to restructure the agency.