The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Saturday, December 19, 2020 received an award from Interpol’s National Central Bureau, NCB, for her contributions in combating crime and criminality in Nigeria.
The Commissioner of Police in charge of NCB, Garba Baba Umar, in his speech commended the EFCC for being a strong partner in tackling transnational organized crime, adding that the EFCC has made the job of Interpol easy though exchange of intelligence and joint operations. He said the partnership has helped in protecting the interest of the country against criminals and fugitives.
Receiving the award on behalf of the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mohammed Umar Abba, the Director of Operations, Umar Mohammed Hadejia, thanked Interpol for recognizing the efforts of the Commission and assured of closer collaboration in achieving set set objectives of fighting corruption and securing the country against the threats of illicit financial flows, violent extremism and other acts of criminality.
The event which took place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja had in attendance stakeholders from paramilitary establishments, the military, international organizations, and the diplomatic corps.