By Matthew Ogune, Abuja
Benin-City Zonal Commander of the National Agency For Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, Ijeoma Uduak, has affirmed her support for the anti-corruption mandate of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC), stressing that human trafficking and money laundering are inter-related.
She made the disclosure on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 in Benin-City, Edo State, while on a courtesy visit to the Benin zonal office of EFCC.
According to her, NAPTIP has critical roles to play in curbing corrupt practices, because some human traffickers have been linked to money laundering.
“NAPTIP is a critical stakeholder in this our corruption fight, as human trafficking and money laundering are intertwined,” she said.
Uduak, therefore, sought collaboration with the EFCC, as an important means of deepening the anti-corruption fight.
“We need the collaboration of other stakeholders, especially the EFCC to curb human trafficking. Crime is like a sequence. That’s why we need to collaborate and synergise in curbing crime”.
Thomas Kadiri, Benin deputy zonal head of the EFCC, who represented the zonal head, Muhtar S. Bello, while welcoming the NAPTIP officials, said the EFCC was ever willing to collaborate with sister agencies in curbing all forms of corruption.
“I welcome you on behalf of the acting Chairman, Umar.A.Mohammed. I must tell you, that you are in the right place and seeking to collaborate with the Commission is a welcome development.”
He said the EFCC would render any support and assistance it can to NAPTIP.
“Our office is open to everyone who wishes to collaborate with the EFCC. Just knock on our door whenever you need our help and we will be willing to lend our support,” he said.
530 total views, 15 views today
BREAKING: Oshiomhole Breaks Silence On Edo Election, Says He Was Moved To Tears
INEC Chairman: We Are Prepared For Ondo Election
Nnamdi Kanu Accuses President Buhari Of Plots To Islamize Nigeria
Solace I Got From Wike Paid Off– Obaseki
Majemite Speaks Against Dumping Refuse In Abraka Market
Seek Alternative Means To Strikes, Okowa Tells Resident Doctors
My Victory Confirms PDP Dominance In South South, Says Obaseki
Constitution Review: Senate Disagrees With Northern Elders Forum
AMPEC Says Osigwe-Led NEC Is Validly Elected To Lead Association Of Movie Producers
Sex For Grades: Two IMSU Lecturers Caught Pants Down
BREAKING: Tertiary Institutions In Delta To Reopen October 2
Delta: Primary 6 Pupils To Resume Academic Activities September 16
Okere-Urhobo Youth Controversy: Okumagba Acted Against Court Order- Group
Okowa Inaugurates Youths Parliament In Delta, As Activist Blasts Lawmakers, Commissioner
Education11 hours ago
JUST IN: Delta Govt Approves Reopening Of Primary, Secondary Schools
Education14 hours ago
NUC Directs Universities To Conclude Resumption Plans, As FG Gives Nod
Crime17 hours ago
Gunmen Attack Ortom’s Village, Kill Five
Community News16 hours ago
Niemogha Wants DTSG To Construct Bridge To Link Eneberi Layout With DDPA Estate
Politics16 hours ago
Edo Poll Victory: Odigie-Oyegun Congratulates Obaseki