‘EFCC Short-changed in 2015 Budget, to Get Better Funding’

  • Senate c’ttee chair pledges support for anti-graft war

Senator Iroegbu in Abuja

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Financial Crimes Anti-corruption, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, has expressed the committee’s resolve to support the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in its anti-graft war, saying it was short-changed in the 2015 budget.

Utazi gave this assurance on Monday when he led a delegation of the committee on a visit to the EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, at the Commission’s head office in Abuja.

He stated that one of the priorities of the committee was to ensure that the Commission’s headquarters, which has been under construction, would be completed soon, in order to give the staff an enabling environment to carry out their duties more effectively.

“We understand that the EFCC was short-changed in the 2015 budget; so, we will ensure that the building is completed and you get all you need to work better given the approval of the 2016 budget”, he assured.

Utazi also disclosed that the Committee would be visiting the zonal offices of the Commission to inspect the available infrastructure and ensure that they have the required facilities to work with.

He further commended Magu for the achievements he had recorded so far in the fight against corruption, while encouraging him remain steadfast.