EFCC ready to open books for scrutiny – Bawa
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa has said the anti-graft commission is ready to open its books for scrutiny by the National Assembly.
He said EFCC operates an open door policy.
Bawa made the clarifications while receiving the chairman and members of the Senate Committee on Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes.
The committee members were at the EFCC headquarters to have an overview of the performance of the 2020 budget.
A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren quoted Bawa as saying: “The commission operates an open door policy and is pleased to be policed by the Senate Anti-Corruption committee which has oversight responsibility for the EFCC.
“We are very happy to open our doors, our books and ourselves to you, as the police and legislators, to come and scrutinize what we are doing.”
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes, Suleiman Kwari, appreciated the commitment of the Commission’s staff to rid Nigeria of financial crimes.
The EFCC boss briefed the Committee on performance of the 2020 budget of the Agency and took time to respond to questions and issues raised by the law makers.
He later conducted them round the ultramodern headquarters complex of the Commission located in Jabi, Abuja.
Members of the Committee present during the visit include Senators Aliyu Wamakko, Smart Adeyemi, Uba Sani, Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf, Mike Omache, Steven Ode, Kola Balogun and Micheal Nnaji.