Nigeria – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday May 4, 2021 stated that the media was a key stakeholder in the fight against economic and financial crimes.
This statement was made by the Benin Zonal Office, Muhtar Bello, who was represented by Head, Public Affairs Department, Williams Oseghale when he received members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, who came in solidarity visit to the office as part of their commemoration of World Press Freedom Day.
He stated that the importance of the media cannot be over emphasized as it is constitutionally empowered to hold the government accountable to the people. According to him, the Commission will continue to partner with the Nigeria media in the fight against corruption.
“The Commission recognises it cannot win the fight against corruption without the media. We encouraged you to always use your platforms to expose corruption. We wish to thank you for your continuous support for the Commission.”
Osakwe Roland, Chairman of the Edo Council of the NUJ, who led the team to the EFCC’s office, said the visit was part of its commemoration of the World Press Freedom Day and to boost the existing relationship between the EFCC and the Media.
“May 3 is World Press Freedom Day and because it was a public holiday, we are here today, to strengthen the existing relationship between the EFCC and NUJ”.