By Paschal Emeka, Abuja / posted November 9, 2022
The Chairman Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrashid Bawa pleaded with the House of Representatives Committee on Anti-corruption to review upwards the 2023 budgetary allocation to the Commission.
Justifying the plea for the upward review, while fielding questions from Journalists shortly after 2023 budget defense on Tuesday in Abuja, the Chairman disclosed that a brand new EFCC Academy is underway.
“Yes of course, we are building a brand new EFCC Academy and we need funding for that. Last year (2022), N3 billion was allocated and this year nothing was allocated for it.
“That is why we are pleading to members that we need to have this new EFCC Academy because of course we have to learn, as fighters of crime we have to be ahead of these criminals and the only way you can do that is by training and re-training and re-training and re-training again. It can never end.
“Of course, we have a very purposeful 9th National Assembly that we have a very good working relationship with them. I believe they are going to heed to our request.