A new dimension, was Friday, added to the anti corruption war of the current administration, as the EFCC, set up a joint task force to investigate the recently released audit reports of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI,.
The task force has its members drawn from NEITI and the EFCC.
The task of the committee is to study the reports and identify areas where financial crimes have been committed against the nation.
This was disclosed by NEITI’s Director of Communications, Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, adding that the Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, made the decision in Abuja after receiving copies of the reports from NEITI Executive Secretary, Waziri Adio.
According to the statement by Ogbonnaya, the EFCC boss noted that it is no longer acceptable for NEITI to publish reports and agencies, companies and individuals that had clearly committed financial crimes as disclosed by the reports are left to go without sanctions.
“I have heard people say that NEITI has no teeth to bite, but today I assure you that by our renewed joint collaboration, the EFCC will provide NEITI with the required teeth to bite.”
Magu was quoted to have appealed to members of the task force to carry out the assignments with utmost diligence by developing an action plan and make recommendations for immediate action by the commission.
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