EFCC Charges Journalists On Investigative Reporting

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By;Rakiya Garba Karaye, Babagana Bukar Wakil Maiduguri

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), says it has achieved a lot in eradicating economic and financial crimes in Nigeria.

Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, the Chairman EFCC, said this on Thursday in Maiduguri when he declared open a workshop on Economic and Financial Crimes Reporting for Journalists in Maiduguri Zone.

Bawa, represented by the EFCC Maiduguri Zonal Commander, Mr Oshodi Johnson, said that the commission could do more with media support in exposing corruption.

Bawa said the workshop was expected to build synergy between the media and the commission in the fight against corruption.

A Legal practitioner with the commission who is also Assistant Commander of EFCC Chris Mshellia highlighted the issues that are regarded as money laundering under New money Laundering Act of the commission like placement, layering and Integration.

He also highlighted on the issue of limitations of cash payment, how transactions can be made and also called on all business owners to always keep records and identification of their customers that is reliable and identifiable especially businesses like car dealers, hotels, estate developers, real estate dealers, jewelry sellers etc.

Another speaker during the event Assistant Commander 1 of EFCC Dele Oyewale urged journalists to always go for Investigative Journalism on governments Policies, directive principles.

On Her part the Assistant Commander of EFCC Obiageli E. Okechukwu called on journalists to enlighten public about Digital Payment System, fraud and always disseminate information that are useful.

In his remarks the NUJ Chairman, Borno State Chapter Dauda Iliya called on EFCC to be organising workshops like this for atleast quarterly, so that journalists will be updated on the new laws and policies of the EFCC.

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