The Port Harcourt's Zonal Head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, has assured members of Civil Society Organisations in the South-South of enhanced collaboration in the task of fighting economic and financial crimes.

He gave the assurance on Thursday, March 12, 2019 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State while receiving representatives of some Civil Society Organisations that paid him a Courtesy Visit.

According to him, collaboration between the EFCC and the civil society was obligatory as a means of reaching the larger society with the anti- graft message of the EFCC. "It is a responsibility for the EFCC to relate with the civil society.  We need to tell Nigerians that openness and accountability are essential. We cannot be everywhere. We rely on inputs and synergy with you to drive the mandate of the Commission", he said.

Earlier, Mr. Isaac Green,  Coordinator of Social Work, one of the three groups on the Visit,  said that the groups came to familiarise themselves with the works of the EFCC in the Port Harcourt's Zone.

"We came to see how we can build synergy with the EFCC in South- South and to support the anti-corruption works the Commission is doing. We know that there are challenges peculiar to the fight against financial and economic crimes and we will be willing to contribute our quota in helping your Commission", he said.

Other groups on the Visit were Citizens Voice Initiative and Civil Rights Council.

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March 14, 2019