The Executive Chairman, Economic Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ola Olukoyede has urged the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR, to intensify efforts in sensitizing the public against economic and financial crimes.

In a statement by the EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, on Thursday, the Chairman gave the charge when the president of NIPR, Dr Ike Neliaku and his delegation paid him a courtesy at the corporate headquarters, FCT Abuja.

Olukoyede noted that intensive publicity and collective responsibility play a pivotal role in achieving success in the Anti-Corruption fight.

According to him, “As an Agency, our mandate is to fight economic and financial crimes and there is no way you will be successful in this fight without public engagement. One thing I have discovered in the anti-corruption fight is the need for collective responsibility.”

In his remarks, NIPR President, Dr Ike Neliaku applauded the EFCC Chairman for his tenacity in fighting financial and economic crimes as well as other forms of corruption.

He also lauded him for appointing one of their members, Dele Oyewale, as the spokesperson of the commission, noting that the Anti-graft agency always employs the services of professionals to manage their media vis-a-vis public relations unit.

He added that such would not only bolster the image of the commission but enhance the relationship it has with the public.

According to him, “We want to commend you for the support that you have given Mr Dele Oyewale when he was appointed the Head of Media and Publicity. He is one of us and we are giving him all the support that he needs. Before him was Wilson Uwujaren, also our member. ”

The NIPR president also sought the partnership of the commission in the execution of its upcoming programmes, especially the National Spokesperson Summit, Nigerian Reputation Fair, Nigerian School of Public Relations, Anti-Corruption and Consumer Protection Hub among others.

EFCC tasks NIPR on more sensitization against corruption

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