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EFCC, Immigration agree enhanced partnership against financial crimes



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Thursday met to ensure enhanced partnership.

The agencies agreed to fight all forms of local or foreign involvement in economic and financial sabotage activities.

EFCC chairman, Abfurasheed Bawa visited Comptroller General of Immigration, Isah Jere Idris at the NIS headquarters in Abuja.

Bawa explained that his presence was to request deeper collaboration in the war against transnational crimes.

The chairman requested that the NIS share its Migration Management and ICT assets with the EFCC.

Bawa recalled the interventions by Immigration in the track and arrest of fleeing economic and financial criminals.

In his remarks, Idris assured that the NIS would liaise with relevant agencies to protect and improve the Nigerian economy.

The CGI confirmed the installation of cutting-edge passenger clearance technological infrastructure that detects wanted or suspicious persons at Border Crossing Points.

“We have systems that give us instant and detailed information about people’s travel history and general movements.

“So we do not have any difficulty in flagging down anyone if we have reason(s) to stop at any time”, he noted.

Idris reiterated the need to sustain the cordial relationship between the EFCC and NIS through regular interfaces and joint capacity building.

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