JULY 10TH, 2008 CUSTOMS-EFCC COLLABORATE TO FIGHT CRIME

As the war against corruption rages on, a call has gone to Security Agencies to partner together to eradicate crime in the country.

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hamman Bello Ahmed made this call while receiving the Chairman, Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Mrs. Farida Waziri in his office. While commending the EFCC for working hard to deal with Economic Saboteurs, he stressed the need for the Chairman to partner with the Customs through exchange of intelligence reports that will help in eradicating all forms of criminality in the maritime sector.

Alhaji Hamman Bello Ahmed told the visiting EFCC Boss that the new Management of the NCS is committed to the Federal Government vision of making Nigeria a dominant global economic force by the year 2020, through restoring Professionalism and facilitation of trade. He called for the sustainability of Joint Operations in Investigation and Training Operations.

Earlier, the EFCC Chairman had described the Nigeria Customs Service as a crucial ally in a coordinated fight against crime in Nigeria.

Mrs. Waziri noted that with the level of sophistication in the world of crime, no one Agency can tame it alone. She promised to work closely with the Nigeria Customs Service through exchange of useful intelligence and regular interaction with the Customs High Command.

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