The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, to be ruthless in the fight against corruption in the country.
This followed the approval of his appointment on Wednesday, by the 9th Senate, after his nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari on February 16, 2021.
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Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Thursday said anti-graft war was one of the cardinal campaign promises of the APC in 2015 and 2019, and must be intensified.
“The APC urges Abdulrasheed Bawa’s to be guided by the stance of President Buhari that the fight against corruption must be total and unsparing.
“From advance fee fraud, money laundering, public sector corruption and other financial crime-related issues, economic and financial crimes are becoming increasingly sophisticated criminal activities which keep evolving with the times.
“To be steps ahead, the Abdulrasheed Bawa-led EFCC must invest in technology and ensure synergy, cooperation and partnership with relevant agencies, locally and internationally, to effectively prosecute the current administration’s war against graft.
“Corruption is the root cause of most of the society problems, particularly underdevelopment and poverty which the current administration is working assiduously to reverse.
“Blind to religious, cultural, political and sundry leanings, corruption is a common enemy which we must use all lawful means to end. It is the reason why the President Buhari administration has dedicated itself to end impunity and ensure that our commonwealth works for the common man, not a few,” the APC said.