The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) are to strengthen their collaboration in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.
Speaking while receiving a delegation from the CCB led by its chairman, Professor Isah Mohammed in his office, the executive chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, promised to assist the CCB on training staff of the bureau in the areas of administration, assets tracing and recovery as well as forensic investigation.
He also offered CCB access to the commission’s forensic laboratory for analyses pending when it is able to establish its own laboratory.
He said; “We have a full-fledged forensic laboratory that can assist you rather than venture into something that will further burden the budget.”
The offer was in response to a request by the CCB chairman who called for EFCC’s assistance to the bureau in the areas of assets tracing and recovery, forensic investigation and collaborative investigation.
The EFCC boss said officials from the
commission’s academy would visit the CCB to carry out a training needs assessment which would assist them in designing programmes to suit the needs of the CCB.