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EFCC boss laments political interference

By Abdulwahab Abdulah & Ifeanyi Okolie
LAGOS—Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mrs. Farida Waziri, Wednesday, said the battle against corruption is facing some principal challenges, one of which, is the political interference.

The Chief of the anti-graft agency lamented the slow pace of prosecution of corrupt cases, especially those involving “Politically Exposed Persons, PEPs.

Mrs. Farida Waziri
Mrs. Farida Waziri

According to Mrs Waziri who spoke through the Head of Lagos Operations, Mr Zubair Muazu, at the awareness programme organised to mark the International Day Against Corruption, the battle may be far from being won as many Nigerians are yet to be in tune with the activities of the agency.

She explained that sustaining the confidence of Nigerians and the International community about the activities of the EFCC is an issue that must be tackled.

The EFCC boss noted that  lack of adequate support from Nigerians and the defects in the EFCC Act to deal with the cases affecting corrupt politicians has been one of the major challenges of the Ccmmission.


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