Immediate past chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mrs Farida Waziri left for the United Kingdom this week to begin a three week vacation after which she will start a leadership course in a prestigious institution in the UK.
Waziri, according to a source close to her, was said to have travelled aboard a British airways flight from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, Abuja on Wednesday morning. When contacted on Waziri’s mission abroad, one her aides said, “She deserves some rest after working tirelessly for about four years without going on leave throughout.
So, she is going to spend part of her time abroad to rest and thereafter begin a leadership training course in a notable higher institution in the UK.”
The former anti-graft strong woman may be following in the footsteps of her predecessor, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, who took up fellowship with the St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford, UK, months after he was unceremoniously relieved of his position at the EFCC.
The source further hinted that the vacation will afford the anti-corruption czar the opportunity of exploring the possibility of putting together her experience as EFCC boss and Nigeria’s fight against corruption in a book.
“I think she may also explore the chances of putting her experience in EFCC in a book in a way that will help government and the nation in the country’s tortous journey towards the eradication of the cankerworm called corruption.
“In all, I think she is in high spirit and grateful to God that she has fought a dangerous battle without losing her life and honour. That’s key to her and I think she needs this vacation to rest and thank God”, the source added.