Colin Walker, consultant and lead trainer with the Justice For All (J4A) on October 24, 2014 said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has the potential of becoming one of the best law enforcement agencies in the world.
“EFCC is still evolving and has had a very good foundation. Nothing precludes it from being one of the best law enforcement agencies in the world. Certainly in Africa here, based on my experiences, EFCC is the leading anti graft agency”.
Walker, who lauded the students for already putting into practice what they have learnt, urged them to consider themselves privileged and not forget all that they had learnt.
Speaking also, Hannes Jansen Van Vuren, another trainer said there has been positive feedback from the field regarding the training as trainees apply their newly acquired skills in their real –life scenarios.
On EFCC, Hannes has this to say: “It is an injustice to relate EFCC with Nigeria alone. EFCC is known all over Africa and the world and is a model. They have applied their mandate very well.
Some of the trainees drawn from EFCC, ICPC, Police and Code of Conduct Bureau, attested to the relevance of the course. They unanimously said the last module on leadership especially impacted on them as it brought to fore what it means to lead and be led.
“I have learnt that when we accept change especially positive change, we progress.” Yahaya Sanni said. For Samson Ejeje, the course would help all the agencies involved to operate to best international standard.
Highlight of the event was the appearance by Justice M.I Shuaibu of the Appeal Court who was invited by the resource persons to observe presentations made by the graduating trainees and the presentation of certificates by Jude Obazuwa on behalf of the Commandant of the EFCC Academy, Ayo olowonihi.
The J4A programme which started in early 2012 will run until 2015. It is segmented into five two-week courses of 100 hours of course work. Sponsored by DFID and managed by the British council, it focuses on building the capacity of law enforcement officers in the fight against economic and financial crimes and corruption in Nigeria.
Media & Publicity
28th October, 2014
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