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Declare your assets, EFCC directs operatives

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The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ola Olukoyede, has directed all staff members of the commission to declare their assets.

Olukoyede gave the directive on Tuesday at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

He said that the asset declaration is in line with the EFCC’s commitment to fighting corruption and promoting transparency and accountability.

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The EFCC is a creation of the law. We must do our job in line with the dictates of the law. This is a standard international practice and we would ensure that it is our established norm.

“All of us are going to declare our assets; from Level 17, downward. I did mine, so there’s no reason for anyone to be afraid to do the same. Even the commission’s secretary did, you all may also have done it in the past, but there’s a need for all of us to do it again. We will declare our assets, and we are going to investigate them.

“We must live above board by setting the pace with good examples. As anti-corruption fighters, our hands must be clean, so we must declare our assets,”

Olukoyede also said that all asset declarations will be investigated to ensure that they are accurate and complete.

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He said that the EFCC is committed to setting a good example in the fight against corruption and that its staff members must be above reproach.

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