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    The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,
    EFCC, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa on Monday, March 8, 2021 charged all staff
    of the Commission to be disciplined and dedicated to their duties.

    In his first interface with staff at the headquarters upon assumption of
    office, the EFCC boss expressed delight at the goodwill exhibited by
    staff over his appointment.

    He said though a number of staff are happy to have a chairman who is a
    friend to many, he was, however, going to be firm and would not tolerate
    indiscipline in any form, including lateness to work and indecent or
    improper dressing. “The rule says you must be in the office by 8am and
    close by 5pm if you have no pending work. But it is unacceptable for you
    to come in by 9am and close by 3pm and you expect to earn a full
    salary,” he said.

    He said he has fair knowledge of the agency and its challenges, but
    assured that the challenges were surmountable. Nevertheless, he pointed
    that his mission was not to undo what had been done by his predecessors
    but to seek to improve the fortunes of the Commission, going forward.

    He called for renewed commitment to the anti-graft campaign by all
    staff through dedicated service, devoid of sloppiness and other forms of
    indiscipline.

    “All Staff are important in this fight against corruption from the top
    to the least. So, I invite everyone to bring ideas and best practices
    that will help to organize and recalibrate the Commission in order to
    make it a better place. I am a part of you and I know the challenges,
    “he said.

    He assured that he would operate a policy of open door for easy access
    by staff and publicly gave out his telephone number.

    Bawa also promised to prioritize staff welfare and systems improvement
    through application of digital technology and intelligence during his
    tenure. He disclosed that a Directorate of Intelligence would soon be
    created as the hub of Intel creation to bolster the Commission’s
    investigation activities.

    He equally revealed that staff training will receive new fillip while
    the prospect of getting Insurance cover for staff would be explored to
    mitigate the dangers staff are exposed to in the discharge of their
    duties.

    The EFCC chairman used the forum to feel the pulse of the Commission by
    taking questions from various categories of staff. He promised to
    address most of the issues raised.

    He was also at the Abuja Zonal Office and the EFCC Academy where similar
    meeting took place.

    At Idiagbon House, home of the Abuja Zonal office, Bawa was received by
    the Zona Head, Ahmed Sa’ad Abubakar and other senior officers.
    Addressing the staff, he appreciated them for the goodwill messages sent
    to him on his appointment and enjoined all to embrace the enormous
    challenges ahead.

    He encouraged staff to be dedicated to their duties, by upholding the
    Commission’s core values and imbibing good work ethic.

    At the Academy, He was received by the Commandant, Ayo Olowonihi, who
    expressed delight that the Executive Chairman was able to visit the
    Academy a few days after assuming office. He congratulated Bawa and
    pledge the loyalty and support of the Academy staff to the Commission.

    Addressing the staff, after he was conducted round the Academy, Bawa
    promised to reinvigorate the institution by giving it a face-lift, and
    properly position it as a Centre of Excellence for EFCC staff training.

    He urged the staff to be dedicated, shun all vices and report unethical
    behaviour to appropriate authority.

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