The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has called for enhanced synergy between EFCC and the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, in checking the scourge of terrorism financing, illegal cash haulage and acts inimical to the Nigerian economy through porous border routes within the zone.  

Magu who spoke through Sokoto Zonal Head of the Commission, Abdullahi Lawal, while playing host to officials of the NIS who came on a courtsey visit said the EFCC and Immigration Service need to liaise closer to effectively check the menace of kidnapping which has at its core motive financial gains.  

Reminding Officers of the Immigration Service that they statutorily have a seat on EFCC's board, he asked that effective intelligence sharing and cross fertilisation of activities will be a panacea to sanitizing Nigeria's economy as EFCC cannot do it alone.  

While responding, the Ag. Comptroller Immigrations, Sokoto State, Bello Garba, assured that the service is very open to partnering EFCC in the onerous task of sanitizing the Nigerian economy through effective policing of our vast boarders.  

Bello further agreed that the "brains" or "kingpins" behind the scourge of terrorism, banditry and kidnapping indeed live in the cities and as such a closer collaboration with the EFCC would go a long way in  mitigating the menace greatly.

Media & Publicity

February 27, 2020