The United States has donated six laptop computers to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in support of anti-graft mission in Nigeria.
EFCC says the donation was made last week when Roselyn Wiase, Director, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, USA led a six-man delegation to the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
Speaking at the Commission’s headquarters, Wiase says that “we are not unmindful of your contribution to the fight against economic and financial crimes in Nigeria. The United States Government therefore donates these laptops to your organisation to support your mission”, according to EFCC statement.
The FBI visit comes after a recent visit by Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of EFCC to James Entwistle, outgoing U.S. Ambasador, who commended the former for the vigour he has brought to the fight against corruption in Nigeria.
According to the U.S. envoy, the best part of his time in Nigeria was strengthening cooperation with law enforcement agencies especially the EFCC.
“It is in our interest to see Nigerian law enforcement capacity grow… It is not enough to complain about things. We have to help our friends… I am proud of the EFCC and privileged to be of some help”, Entwistle says.
He expressed delight that the President had already asked the National Assembly to confirm the appointment of the EFCC Chairman and wished him well.
The EFCC Chairman said the purpose of the visit was to wish the departing envoy fare well. He said he had enjoyed close working relationship with the United States government during the tenure of Entwistle, adding that it is significant that the envoy is leaving at a time the Commission is having its best relationship with the US.
Magu thanked the envoy for his support and cooperation. ”Even when you leave, do not forget us. Continue to be our ambassador, “he adds.
Magu also wants Entwistle to continue to monitor his performance as Chairman of the EFCC, assuring that, having come this far, he would never compromise his integrity in the fight against corruption.