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Agency honours workers for fighting graft

23 December 2014, 13:02 Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) honoured some workers for serving the commission commendably since it was established more than ten years ago.

More than 306 staff members received awards at a just-concluded ceremony in Abuja.

A total of 87 of the award recipients were pioneer staff while 161 staff members were celebrated for serving the Commission for the past ten years.
Other categories of awards included: Commendable Achievements (34workers), outstanding staff (ten) noteworthiness (five) Award for Meritorious Service Ex-staff Category (seven), 7; Award for Outstanding Performance and Ex-staff Category (two).

The Lagos Zonal Office, according to the anticorruption agency, received honour for being a model and distinguishing itself by securing the most number of arrests and successful prosecutions in court.

Also Read: Three jailed for defrauding bank

Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, hailed the ceremony as “11 years in the making.”

He said since inception, the commission heralded a new era in the fight against corruption in the country.

“Consequently, we have set a very high standard for our staff, not only at the point of entry, but also in the discharge of their duties and for them to continue to stay employed with the Commission,” Larmode stated.

The EFCC was established in 2003, partially in response to pressure from the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), which named Nigeria as one of 23 countries non-cooperative in the international community's efforts to fight money laundering.

- CAJ News

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