Senator Utazi, right and other senators at EFCC academy
Senator Godfrey Chukwuka Utazi, Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes has again reiterated the commitment of the 8th Senate towards ensuring that Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, enjoys improved funding to effectively combat graft of all shades in the country.
He gave this assurance on Tuesday when he led other members of the Committee on an oversight visit to the EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja.
While commending the EFCC on the successes recorded so far, Senator Utazi urged the anti graft agency not to relent in its varied efforts to rid the country of corruption, but to instead, focus on adding vigour to its activities to further boost Nigeria’s image in the international community.
“We are here to see the Academy and discuss the budget. We do not want to work on hear-say, so we are here to see things for ourselves; to articulate areas of needs for necessary budgeting”, he said.
Senator Utazi and his team were taken on a tour of the Academy’s facilities by the Commandant, David Tukura. These include; the auditorium, the executive hostel, the canteen and the library.
While on tour of the class rooms, Senator Utazi stumbled on a lecture in session and proceeded to give the officers a pep talk.
Earlier, Tukura briefed the committee some of the functions of the Academy including cadet training; while also generating and producing intellectuals to support law enforcement.
According to him, the Academy also partners with other law enforcement agencies in areas of intelligence and collaboration through courses.
He thanked the legislators for their visit and assured that the Commission would not renege in its fight against corruption