In a press statement released by the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the anti-graft agency announced:
The EFCC Football Club, FC ABUJA, on August 17, 2016, got promoted to PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE after beating KJ UTD 2-0. The Club had earlier in the year, won the 2016 CHALLENGE CUP. Team Chairman, Halilu Dauda has, however, promised that the best is yet to come. Management and Staff of the Commission wish the Club hearty congratulations for these feats and urged the Club to strive for more laurels in the years ahead.