By Emma Ovuakporie
ABUJAâ€”Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mrs Farida Waziri , yesterday debunked claims made by the House Committee on Drugs, Narcotics and Financial Crimes that the agency has not been responding to enquiries by the Committee and other House Committees in the National Assembly.
In a statement by Waziri which read in part thatâ€ onÂ allegations that the Commission failed to respond to letters of enquiries by your Committee and other Committees of the House; this is not true. We are not aware of the letters under reference. This allegation also seems to suggest that you were writing on behalf of those other unspecified Committees of the House.
The Commission would be pleased if obliged with copies of such letters of enquiries which were not replied to. If you acted on behalf of those other Committees; the Commission should be further advised if by the Rules of the House, the Commission ought to in the future relate with those other Committee through your Committee.
â€œOn submission of quarterly reports, the Commission is not aware of any law which mandates it to submit quarterly reports to the National Assembly.Â The statutory responsibility of the Commission to submit reports is contained in section 37 of the EFCC Establishment Act 2004.Â For the benefit of any doubt, the Section states: