Worried by the large-scale corruption in public service, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday said the agency had resolved to create a new Unit, to be known as Procurement Fraud Unit (PFU). It is to strengthen the Commission’s efforts in fighting corruption.
Magu spoke while playing host to leaders of a coalition of Civil Society Organisations, (CSOs), who visited him in his office.
A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, quoted Magu as saying: “I am so concerned about procurement fraud. I am thinking of establishing a Unit, purely on procurement fraud. When put in place, it will go a long way in checking corruption.
“The task of fighting corruption is herculean and should not be left in the hands of anti corruption agencies alone. Your participation and support for the anti corruption fight is key. “Most importantly, I need your help to do the job. Let’s put heads together and move this country forward”.
Earlier, Lanre Suraju, Chairman, Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) said they were at the Commission to congratulate the new Acting Chairman on his appointment and intimate him on areas which the organization could partner with the Commission in fighting corruption.