The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has strengthened its surveillance mechanism to efficiently clamp down on money racketeers and ensure seamless implementation of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN policy on naira redesign.
Chairman of the EFCC, Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa stated this on Saturday, during the passing out ceremony of 2022 Course 3 of Detective Assistant Cadets of the commission in Nasarawa State.
Mr Bawa, said the CBN’s policy on redesigning of the nation’s currency is geared towards improving the economy and instill discipline in the financial sector.
He called on Nigerians to embrace the policy given its long and short term benefits and work closely with security agencies to expose individuals or groups sabotaging its implementation.
The EFCC Chairman explained that the new intakes of the Detective Assistant Cadets were made up of secondary school leavers to provide back up security to the commission.
The overall best graduating Detective Assistant Cadet, Danmaigoro Awwal Sulyman who spoke on behalf of his colleagues stated that the training had equiped them to tackle financial crimes and insecurity.
Commandant of the Mobile Police Training College Endehu Deputy Commissioner of Police Dabigi Ali said the 305 Detective Assistant Cadets of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission were exposed to intensive combat training, forensics and ICT as well as legal and financial studies.
Reporting by Chris Nyamtu; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade & Adeniyi Bakare