The Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki has called on all Nigerians international community and development partners to give their support to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in order to salvage the future of the country from the cankerworm of corruption.
The senate president who commended the quality of infrastructure put in place at the new EFCC head office , described the edifice as the best one can get anywhere.
“I don’t think any project has been funded like this in Abuja. The facilities have been impressive. The structural work and level of finish is satisfactory, and considering the important role the EFCC plays in the fight against corruption, I think the agency deserves the best”, he said
Saraki gave the commendation while on a working visit to the permanent site located at Airport Road, Jabi, Abuja.
While commending the Commission for its efforts in the fight against corruption Saraki said he was satisfied with the progress of the work being undertaken by Julius Berger as well as the local contractor, and pledged to support the Commission in whatever way he could.
The Senate President called for the strengthening of the institution and cordial relationship among all organs of government for it to succeed, since the cardinal objective of this administration is to fight corruption.
He noted that the national assembly had played a role towards the successful completion of the project, adding that it would continue to give support to the Commission for it to win the war against corruption.
Saraki, among other dignitaries, was accompanied by Senator Godfrey Chukwuka Utazi, Chairman, Senate Committee on corruption and Senator Baba Kaka Garbai.
The entourage visited the various facilities at the site, including the Northern and Western Wings of the building, Forensic building, Clinic, Detention and Security facilities, and the Power Generating Unit.
Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman, EFCC, while appreciating Saraki and his entourage, said the project wouldn’t have been a reality without the support of the national assembly.
The EFCC new head office is expected to be commissioned on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari.