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Working in EFCC is a difficult task, Lamorde cries out

Posted: May 9, 2015 at 10:25 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Hassan Zaggi, Abuja


The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, has raised the alarm that working in the Commission is a very difficult task, hence,  is not a bed of roses.

He stated this while addressing fresh EFCC Detective Superintendent Cadet Course 6 and Detective Intermediate Cadet Course 3 at the EFCC Academy, Abuja, yesterday.

Lamorde therefore advised them to imbibe the core values of the Commission which, according to him, included integrity, courage, professionalism, leadership and partnership

He disclosed that the 85 cadets who had just completed a six-month basic law enforcement training, received what he described as the “best possible initiation into the community of law enforcement.”

According to him, the cadets, in the course of their training, received lectures from regulatory institutions such as the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC, and the Pension Commission.

“From the  intelligence and law enforcement community, agencies like the Department of State Services (DSS), National Intelligence Agency (NIA), the Nigeria Customs Service and a host of others were on hand to share priceless field experiences and other forms of training with them”, he stressed.

Lamorde, further  reiterated the resolve of the EFCC to continue to champion the cause of engendering a society free of all forms of economic and financial crimes.

He, however, warned the cadets that working in the EFCC “ is not a bed of roses”, as according to him, “it comes with some challenges.”

Earlier in his address, the Commandant, EFCC Academy, Mr. Ayo Olowonihi, urged the cadets not to think that their training had ended because the journey as law enforcement agents had just begun.

He, however, re-assured them of their safety, in spite of the hazardous nature of their job.

“We started with 85 of them and to God be the glory, all of them are passing out today. I say this because I know what we have put them through in and out of this premises (EFCC Academy). I am happy to say that they all excelled in the exercises they partook in,” he stated.