EFCC details strategies in anti-corruption war at Commonwealth Conference

Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, has revealed the multifaceted strategies employed by the commission in combating corruption, deeming them comprehensive.

His remarks came during the 14th Commonwealth Regional Conference and Annual General Meeting of Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa, held in Accra, Ghana on Monday.

Addressing an audience of leading anti-corruption experts from Commonwealth nations, Olukoyede stressed the necessity of a holistic approach, integrating preventive measures, technological innovations, and international collaboration.

Under the conference theme, “Strengthening Institutions and Promoting Transparency: A Means of Fighting Corruption in Commonwealth Africa,” he presented on “EFCC Anti-Corruption Drive: Changing the Narrative,” outlining Nigeria’s strategies.

Olukoyede highlighted EFCC’s preventive initiatives, including Anti-Corruption Clubs in Schools and Faith-Based Approaches, along with measures targeting economic stability such as combating forex malpractices.

He further emphasized the pivotal role of technology, citing tools like the Eagle Eye App for whistleblowing and the Commission’s Forensic Laboratory.

According to him, these efforts have yielded record results within six months, signaling the efficacy of EFCC’s comprehensive approach against corruption.

Beyond his presentation, Olukoyede engaged in discussions with anti-corruption leaders, reaffirming Nigeria’s commitment to institutional strengthening and transparency promotion.

The conference, inaugurated with distinguished speakers including COP Maame Yaa Tiwa Addo-Danquah and Dr. Roger Koranteng, highlights the importance of a collective resolve to tackle corruption across Africa, as emphasized in a keynote address by Ghana’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame.

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