The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC has described the Forensics Laboratory of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as one of the best in Africa.
This disclosure was made in Abuja on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 by the Head, Forensic and Psychological Services Unit of NSCDC, Superintendent of Corps, SC Tersoo Shappera while on a Courtesy Visit to the Corporate Headquarters of the EFCC.
According to him, the EFCC has shown by its performance and pedigree to be a professional anti-corruption agency that other agencies can understudy. "It is a fact that the EFCC forensics has come to stay, and I am not just talking about this country, I know what you are doing and I can best describe the EFCC forensics services as one of the best in Africa. Today, we are actually presenting ourselves to you as partners in this job and in areas that you know better", he said.
On the issue of training and inter-agency collaboration, Shappera said that, "there is no point suffering to get across the globe what we can just get from the EFCC... there is a need to further strengthen the existing inter- agency collaboration and learn from your wealth of experience in the areas of forensics and psychological services, case management and capacity building by organizing training for our personnel.”
Responding, EFCC’s Director of Forensics, Assistant Commander of the EFCC, ACE Benedict Agweye, who spoke through ACE Gideon Dashong, explained that, the Executive Chairman’s approval of the Visit was an indication that he is open to collaboration, adding that the EFCC Establishment’s Act favours collaboration with other sister agencies.
“On the area of collaboration, we will forward it to the Executive Chairman for approval, but what we can achieve today is to familiarize ourselves with the facilities of the department and hope that the relationship gets better”, he said.
Speaking on the same vein, Head of Enlightenment and Reorientation Unit of the Commission, Aisha Mohammed stressed that collaboration with stakeholders, especially sister agencies, is an important component of the EFCC’s 2021 to 2025 Strategic Plan.
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September 13, 2022