The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it’s paying rent for a total of 6 offices for its operation in Nigerian capital Abuja. The anti-graft agency’s 10-storey headquarters which is under construction (pictured above is a model of the building) will bring to an end millions of naira being paid as rent for these offices.
In a press statement released today, EFCC said:
“The EFCC, due to its sensitive nature, no doubt needs a befitting structure and conducive environment to operate; but ironically, the EFCC currently operates from about six different rented office locations in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. This brought about the award, by the Federal Government, of the construction of a ten-storey permanent headquarters office building in 2010 in Abuja, to make the job of the Commission easier.
“The contract was for a three year period; but as at August 2016, a visit to the construction site showed about 65 percent of work done. A number of prominent individuals and groups, including UK Parliamentary Committee on International Development who have paid visits to the EFCC permanent Headquarters site however promised relevant support for speedy completion of the building.
“The Commission is hopeful that in the not too distant future, there would be no reason to fear for the safety of EFCC officers and sensitive investigation activities, records and equipment will be better safeguarded. And the Federal Government will be saved hundreds of millions EFCC spends every year to rent office space in Abuja.”