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French Minister expresses support for EFCC’s fight against economic crimes

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French Minister expresses support for EFCC's fight against economic crimes

Laurent Baile, France’s Minister of the Interior and Foreign Affairs, has stated that he supports the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in its efforts to combat financial and economic crimes as well as other forms of corruption.

In a statement released in Abuja on Tuesday, EFCC Spokesperson Dele Oyewale said that Baile disclosed the information during a courtesy visit to EFCC Chairman Ola Olukoyede.

Baile congratulated Olukoyede on his appointment and sued for greater collaboration with the EFCC on modalities for tackling cybercrimes and associated criminalities.

“Discussions were also held on issues pertaining to joint investigations and intelligence sharing,” Oyewale said.

He quoted Olukoyede as also appreciating the visit and restated the Commission’s resolve to driving the war against economic and financial crimes on the right focus.

“We are determined to properly focus the mandate of the Commission in the overall interests of Nigerians.

“The overriding aim of fighting economic and financial crimes is to grow the economy, stimulate development, create jobs and remove bottlenecks against sustainable development.

“We will be more professional in the way we do our jobs and we will adhere strictly to the rule of law,” he stated.

Olukoyede commended the French government for its longstanding support for the EFCC and called for greater synergy in tackling the menace of economic and financial crimes. Baile was accompanied by Verin Emmanuel, Interior Attaché at the French Embassy.

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