The Nasarawa State Government has donated 50 hecters of land to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to establish a training academy within Lafia the Nasarawa State Capital .
Speaking to the press after taking the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu to the vast expanse of land along Kwadere road His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura disclosed that the gesture was in line with the commissions desire to establish an academy which has long been in the pipeline ,where the state government has secured the land and donated 50 hectares to EFCC for this purpose.
Gov. Almakura disclosed that the EFCC Chairman had come to see it for himself with a view to commence the work on the project, stating that as far as they were concerned in line with their desire and commitment to key with the EFCC in ensuring accountability transparency and fighting corruption, they could not but support the EFCC with this land and also to ensure the fast tracking of all the approvals for all the plans they intend to do.
The Governor stated that that was their own small way we would be able to contribute to ensuring efficiency of the role of the EFCC carries out in the country .
Responding to a question on the takeoff of construction the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu disclosed that they had been on this for quite a while for about 2years now , stating that since he came in on the 11th of November 2015 one of their priorities was to get a permanent site for the EFCC academy cause what they have at Karu was not sufficient and they had been looking for it working on it .
Mr. Magu disclosed he was happy with the gesture of the Government of Nasarawa in giving the Academy a befitting permanent site and very soon they would l start construction.
The EFCC Boss stated that It shows the commitment of the Governor and his management team to the fight against corruption , joking that if you don’t have commitment you will not want to come and give me a place to come and establish an academy .
Lastly Mr. Magu, called on Nigerians to join the fight against corruption stating “I always say that in the fight against corruption we have to join hands together , together we can kill corruption , I appreciated what he has done and I want to encourage everybody and call on all of you to join in the fight against corruption.”