The Nigerian Bar Association, Benin Branch, has assured the EFCC of its collaboration and support in the fight against economic and financial crimes.
Pius. I. Oiwoh, Chairman of Benin NBA stated this on Thursday, 24th March 2022 when he led NBA executives on a courtesy visit to the Benin Zonal Command of the Commission.
Oiwoh said the visit became imperative to familiarize themselves with the new Zonal Commander and to deepen the existing relationship between the NBA and EFCC.
“Whenever there is a new Sheriff in Town, it is our tradition to pay this kind of courtesy visit in order to sustain friendship and strengthen the existing relationship.
“We are aware of your role in the society and our responsibility is to promote the rule of law and ensure that citizens’ rights are not infringed upon.”
The NBA chairman said his association will collaborate with the Commission in tackling graft., “We shall continue to support and to assist you to achieve your goal of ridding the country of corruption”.
Responding, the EFCC Benin Zonal Commander, Usman Muktar said the Commission has continued to discharge its mandate of ridding the society of economic and financial crimes within the ambit of the law.
“We have an existing relationship with the NBA but your coming here today to strengthen the relationship between the Commission and your association is a welcome development. Please, feel free to walk into our office whenever there is an issue of concern as our doors are always open to our stakeholders”.