Eighty five Superintendent Cadets have graduated from the EFCC Academy in Abuja.
At the graduation ceremony, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, charged the fresh cadets of the Commission to imbibe its core values, which include integrity, courage, professionalism, leadership and partnership.
He said the cadets, in the course of their training, received lectures from regulatory institutions such as the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC, and the Pension Commission.
“From the intelligence and law enforcement community, agencies like the Department of State Services, DSS, National Intelligence Agency, NIA, the Nigeria Customs Service and a host of others were on hand to share priceless field experiences and other forms of training with them”, he added.
Lamorde, who reiterated the resolve of the Commission to continue to champion the cause of engendering a society free of all forms of economic and financial crimes, added that the EFCC Academy would stop at nothing in the pursuit of all-round professionalism, even where the required facility or faculty is not immediately available.
He said the quest for professionalism necessitated the arrangement with the Department of State Services to organise the firearms training and range classification exercise for the cadets at its Service Development Centre in Kaduna.
He, however, told the cadets that working in the EFCC “ is not a bed of roses”, adding that it comes with some challenges.
Earlier in his address, the Commandant, EFCC Academy, Mr. Ayo Olowonihi, urged the cadets not to think that their training had ended because the journey as law enforcement agents had just begun.
“We started with 85 of them and to God be the glory, all of them are passing out today. I say this because I know what we have put them through in and out of this premises (EFCC Academy). I am happy to say that they all excelled in the exercises they partook in,” he stated.
Also speaking, the Secretary to the Commission, Barrister Emmanuel Adegboyega Aremo, charged the young officers to make the EFCC core values their guiding light in their careers