The acting managing director of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mrs Ibim Semenitari has called for the support and collaboration of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in helping the agency fulfill its mandate as an intervention agency.
She made the appeal on Tuesday when she led management team of the Commission on a visit to the South-South Zonal office of the EFCC in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Mrs Semenitari noted that the EFCC and the NDDC had been working in close collaboration over the years and promised the Commission’s assistance in helping the EFCC zonal office discharge its responsibilities to the zone in terms of checking all forms of corruption and financial crimes.
She urged the Commission to step up its sensitization efforts to educate Nigerians on the dangers of corruption.
The NDDC boss expressed confidence that her visit to the EFCC will impact positively on her efforts to restructure the agency.
Responding, the Zonal Head EFCC, Ishaq Salihu, commended the NDDC boss for the visit and willingness to partner with the EFCC.
He noted the existence of a syndicate of contract scammers within and around the NDDC, assuring that the commission has now beamed its search light on them.
Ishaq said that there has been a strong bond of partnership between the NDDC and the EFCC over the years and expressed the hope that the relationship would be deepened in the coming months and years.