AUST Seeks Partnership With EFCC

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The African University of Science and Technology, AUST has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC to partner with the University on its new project Preventive Anti Corruption Education.

The request was made on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, when the President and Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Azikiwe P. Onwualu paid a courtesy visit to the EFCC Corporate Headquarters, Jabi, Abuja.

Onwualu stated that the project will support the existing national capacity building initiatives and undertake assessment of capabilities with the view to improving Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, response to the anti-corruption efforts.

He invited the EFCC to nominate staff of the Commission to participate as members of the Advisory Board for the Project. “We believe that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will be a good strategic partner in our programs and may I suggest that we set up a small team from both sides to work out a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will outline the possible areas and details of collaboration between our organizations for mutual benefits.”

In his response, Secretary to the Commission, Dr. George Ekpungu called for more public policy interrogation. He said that the new EFCC was generating integrity from within and transmitting the same to Nigerians.

Ekpungu assured that the Commission’s Academy will work with the university’s management in coming up with the Memorandum of Understanding that will be beneficial to both organizations.