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EFCC, ABU sign MoU to run Anti-Corruption related courses



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday in Abuja signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria to introduce anti-corruption related courses in the university.

Mr Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of

the Commission said that such courses were intended to boost research and training in the fight against corruption.

He added that the EFCC academy located in Karu would be an affiliation of ABU, Zaria for this purpose.

Magu stated that the anti-corruption programme would cover courses such  as forensic investigation, law enforcement, criminal justice in order to amend the criminal justice act, cyber crime among others.

 He said that the collaboration to introduce anti-corruption courses in the two institutions would help involve everybody in the fight against corruption in the country.

He said this would basically serve as an avenue for sensitisatuon, educating  students the danger of corruption in the country and to help in tackling it.

“Anti-Corruption courses should be made compulsory for all undergraduates in every field. They need to know the consequences of corruption even from the secondary level.

“We want to involve everybody into the fight against corruption either directly or indirectly so that’s the essence of today’s event.

“We will be looking at anti-corruption courses generally. We will also look at the criminal justice to review the Criminal Justice Act, forensic investigation. We are still working to come out with details.

“For now, we are collaborating with two universities that is, the University of Abuja and now ABU, Zaria. But we have been working in partnership with the Students Unions Government (SUG) on our integrity club.

“We have been to almost all the universities to offer lecturers on anti-corruption fight and the fight continues, “Magu said.

On his part, Prof Kabiru Bala, Vice chancellor, ABU, said that over six courses would be offer at various levels at postgraduate and subdegree.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the university to engage and collaborate with EFCC in promoting the overall fight against corruption at the intellectual level beyond the physical level that EFCC are known for over the years.

“For both of us, it is going to be a win-win situation. For us educator of future citizens, we need to understand ways and means through which we can impact the anti-corruption idea in students.

“It is also good  to make students vanguard of this fight to make the society and our country free of corruption.

“The terms of the MoU are simple.  It’s an affiliation. We are going to host together with the EFCC, teach these courses and we will be awarding the final certification or degrees as the case may be.

ABU will award the degree in collaboration with the EFCC academy. Quite a number of courses from cybercrime, anti-corruption study and so on will be available,” he added.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the  affiliation would improve the operational and manpower capacity of the Commission in tackling economic and financial crimes in the country.

Edited By: Sadiya Hamza

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