The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has reiterated his confidence in the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA owing to the sustained high level of discipline and professionalism, which has been sustained by the Academy for decades.
Magu made the assertion through Prof. Ladi Hamalai, the newly appointed Commandant of the EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja who paid a familiarisation visit and tour of the NDA as part of activities towards the passing-out-parade, POP of the EFCC's Detective Superintendent Course 8 Cadets currently undergoing training.
Receiving the EFCC entourage, which included officers from the Kaduna Zonal Office of the EFCC, the Commandant of the NDA, Maj-Gen A. Oyebade expressed delight in the partnership with the EFCC.
"It is indeed an honour to be part and parcel of the training of the EFCC-would be officers of the Commission," he said, adding that the Commission could always count on the NDA in the fight against corruption.
While addressing the Cadets, Hamalai, charged them to see themselves as lucky.
"Nigerians are looking up to the Commission, which you belong to, to rid Nigeria of the cankerworm of corruption for betterment of us all," Hamalai said.
Speaking on behalf of the Cadets, R.B. Bello, appreciated the Magu-led administration for the opportunity to be counted to work with the EFCC, and expressed the readiness and zeal to contribute "immensely to the fight against corruption".
Hamalai was accompanied on the visit and tour by the Deputy Commandant of the EFCC Academy, Shettima Durtu; Course Coordinator, Ibrahim Bappah; Director Legal Services of the Course, George Adebola; Financial Studies Department Officer, Obiagelli Okechukwu, and the Admin Officer, Bitrus Yakubu.