By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
In its quest at ensuring the fight against corruption is won in Nigeria, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is leveraging on training and retraining of its personnel, hence plans are on to make its training and research institute a full fledged degree awarding institution.
Acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu disclosed this at a press conference on Monday, marking the passing out parade of the Detective Inspector Course Five at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna billed for Tuesday.
“The EFCC is committed to excellence and professionalism. Adequate training is one of the channels of achieving this. The training of our officers is continuous and consistent.
” I am sure you are all aware of the EFCC Training and Research Institute in Karu, Abuja. Efforts are being made to upgrade the institute into a degrees awarding Law Enforcement University and this promises to be a reference university across Africa,” he said.
On those graduating on Tuesday, he explained that corruption is a mountain and can only be broken by prepared men and women of valour and virtues.
“Everything that went into the training of the graduating cadets is necessary for their fitness and equipping for the challenges ahead of them.
“The training is a regimen of the graduating cadets covered courses in law enforcement, civic education, military education, corruption studies and other useful instructions,” he added.