World Bank set to support EFCC in capacity building



The World Bank is to support the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the areas of facilities and capacity building to further strengthen the anti-graft war in the country.

A statement by the commission spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said the bank’s Director of Governance, Global Practice, Dr. Edward Olowo-Okere, gave the indication when he visited the EFCC head office in Abuja.

Uwujaren quoted Olowo-Okere as saying that the assistance would be rendered under an operation of the World Bank called “Economic Governance Project.”

“It is supposed to be a follow-up project to the one approved by the World Bank in 2004,” Olowo-Okere said.

The World Bank director lauded the commission for the tremendous feat it had attained in the last 14 years of its establishment.

Responding, the EFCC acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, commended the bank for its assistance, saying it had contributed in no small measure to the successes recorded by the commission so far.

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