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Labour assured of EFCC's stance against graft

11 September 2015, 07:53Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja – Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, has assured labour movements of the agency's commitment to intensify the war against corruption.

“I want to assure you that we are doing our best and will continue to do what we are doing, particularly as all the trade unions are behind us," Lamorde said.

He was speaking at the EFCC Headquarters in Abuja where affiliates of the two labour unions, the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress.

Officials from the unions made a stopover at the commission’s base as part of an anti corruption rally.

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Lamorde agreed the time was ripe for all Nigerians to denounce corruption was it had continued to slow the pace of development.

"We cannot afford to suffer this anymore. Other countries that gained independence about the time Nigeria did are far ahead of us today,” he said.

He further stated that the only way by which the government could function properly was to block all the loopholes through which corruption is perpetrated.

''I can assure you that my colleagues and I will always partner with you in this fight against corruption,'' he said. 

- CAJ News


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