EFCC Tasks Media On Watchdog Role Against Cybercrimes – Voice of Nigeria | #cybercrime | #infosec


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has urged the media to beam it’s searchlight on rising cases of internet and Cybercrimes which has become a menace to the socio economic activities in Nigeria.

The Acting Chairman of the Commission AbdulKarim Chukkol gave the charge in Kaduna state North West Nigeria during a one-day sensitisation programme tagged “Workshop on Economic and Financial Crimes Reporting for Journalists.”

Represented by Acting Zonal Commander, Kaduna Zonal Command Assistant Commande, Aisha Abubakar,
Chukkol said that, “apart from denying victims of their hard earned Money, the activities of the fraudsters will have the tendency to smear the image of Nigeria which will discourage hard work and lawful engagements.”

He reiterated that the Commission remained committed and resolute in ensuring the fight against corruption is won at all levels.

Chukkol said the Commission “maintains that intensifying and harmonising efforts of all stakeholders in the anti-corruption fight is key to providing solutions to emerging trends in fraudulent practices.”

The Head, Media and Publicity, DCE Wilson Uwujaren described the media engagement as an avenue to strengthen collaborative ties with veritable stakeholders, to collectively harness ideas of common interest towards the success of the anti-corruption fight.

The Chairperson of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Kaduna State chapter, Hajia Asma’u Halilu, described the engagement as timely, comprehensive and dynamic such that they are better exposed to the activities of the Commission which will help them contribute effortlessly to the anti-corruption fight.

Participants drawn from different Media organisations in Kaduna at the event were exposed to a series of activities of the Commission, laws guiding prosecuting cases as well as challenges faced.




Mercy Chukwudiebere

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