Your employment in EfCC is a privilege that demands dedication , professionalism, Bawa tells staff.

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa has asked  staff of the anti-graft agency to see their position  in the Commission a privilege that demands  dedication and professionalism.

A statement by Wilson Uwujaren Head, Media & Publicity stated that Bawa gave the charge on Monday, August 16, 2021 while addressing personnel of the Gombe Zonal Command during his working visit to the Zone.

According to him, “it is important to remind us that we are privileged Nigerians who by destiny are here not because we are better than others but because God has destined that we should work here; and realizing that the fight against corruption is one of the three cardinal programme of this administration, we must work professionally and assiduously to drive that mandate.”

Bawa, reminded staff of the sacrifices of the founding fathers of the Commission, who toiled to build the institution from nothing, adding that the best tribute to them is to sustain the tradition of excellence and hard work.

He reminded them that in April 13, 2003  when  the Commission came into force, a young and dynamic officer who  became pioneer chairman had nothing with him except the Act establishing it.

“But by sheer determination, sheer will and understanding the founding fathers within the shortest possible time,  turned EFCC into an internationally recognized anti-graft organization .”

Stating that the public expect them to set good examples and do more , the EFCC boss  thanked the staff of the Command for their prayers on his assumption of office and urged them to embrace the virtues of courtesy, discipline and equity in relating with fellow staff and members of the public.

He highlighted some of the reforms measures already implemented by his administration and charged all personnel to be disciplined and obey extant rules to avoid unpleasant consequences, which may include demotion, suspension or dismissal.

Zonal Commander, Babashani Umar Sanda, on behalf of the Command expressed his appreciation to the Chairman for the visit, saying they were pleased by his style of leadership and the monumental reforms he has introduced within a short time.

 “The direction is very clear, the ship is on course, policies have been rolled out and the Commission is moving on. We thank you for what you have done. To the staff, I can only say that to whom much is given, much is expected and you have no reason not to work hard,” he said.