By Ifeyinwa Obi
THE Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Alhaji Ibrahim Lamorde has called on the Nigeria Customs Service,NCS, to establish an integrity unit, noting that it would provide a rallying point for the promotion of transparency and accountability.
He also commended the Comptroller General, Alhaji Dikko Inde Abdullahi, for accepting to partner with the EFCC in the fight against graft.
Lamorde said this in Abuja at the EFCC Anti-corruption Sensitisation Programme organised for the NCS.
His words:’’This partnership will go a long way to show that the EFCC and the Nigeria Customs Service , as key players in the Nigerian law enforcement community, have a zero tolerance on corruption.
“Experiences shared and the lessons learnt from this interaction and others scheduled to hold in various Customs commands around the country, I believe should be the resilient framework on which the relationship between the two agencies should be built.’’
Lamorde added: “I wish to call on the Comptroller General to accept my proposal for the establishment of an NCS Integrity Unit . The unit is expected to be the rallying point for the promotion of transparency and accountability in the NCS towards the achievement of the mandate of the service.’’