The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, emerged best cybercrime Prevention agency in Nigeria at the second Security and Emergency Management Award (SAEMA).
The accolade was earned by the Ibadan zonal office of the EFCC which was recognized for its zeal in combating cybercrimes. Receiving the award on behalf of the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mohammad Abba Umar, Head of the Ibadan Zonal Office, Kanu Idagu, thanked the organisers for recorgnizing the work of the Commission.
“We work to make sure we exceed our limits. Whatever we do this year, with this encouragement, definitely the staff will be motivated to do more”, he said.
Idagu stressed that the Commission cannot sit and watch the reputation of the country being tarnished by criminals adding that the EFCC will not relent in arresting and ensuring discreet prosecution of such criminals. The event which took place at the Nicon Luxury Hotels, Abuja was the second in series after the median edition, last year,
SAEMA is an initiative of Emergency Digest, a subsidiary of Image Merchants Limited. According to the organisers, a total of 254 entries were received for all the categories out of which, 136 nominees qualified for the competition, and 54 finalists were selected by the jury from which 18 winners of the 18 categories emerged, including the EFCC.