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The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) has commended the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede on his efforts to rid the nation of economic and financial crimes and other acts of corruption.

He gave the commendation in Ile-Ife, Osun State while receiving the Acting Zonal Director of the Ibadan Zonal Command of the EFCC, Assistant Commander of the EFCC, ACE I Hauwa Garba Ringim who paid him a courtesy visit.

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Dele Oyewale, head, Media & Publicity of the anti-graft agency said that the leadership Olukoyede is offering the EFCC would ultimately succeed in bringing corruption to its knees.

“Let me thank the Chairman of the Commission for his unequivocal commitment and efforts towards the fight against corruption. I sincerely believe that the fight against corruption will be won under the leadership of the current Chairman due to his total belief in community engagement and effective collaboration among relevant stakeholders who play pivotal roles in combating the menace of corruption,” he said.

Oba Ogunwusi also commended the professionalism displayed by staff of the EFCC when carrying out their official duties and activities, adding that, “the internal repositioning of the EFCC under the present Chairman is evident and has obviously paved way for professionalism needed for the Commission to achieve its mandate.”

He called on “Nigerians to stand up and support the EFCC in ridding the country of corruption that has undermined the economic growth of the nation for decades. The EFCC cannot fight corruption alone, the ownership of economic and financial crimes in the country must be taken by Nigerians in a sincere and dynamic ways.”

He expressed worries about illegal mining activities in Osun State but assured the EFCC of his support in tackling the menace.

In her remarks, Ringim thanked the Royal Father for accommodating her and her entourage despite his busy schedules pointing out that his gesture “reiterates the stance of the Ooni of Ife’s to always support the mandate of the EFCC deliberately, regardless of tribal affiliation”.

He appreciated the foremost traditional ruler for believing in the leadership of the EFCC and assured that the EFCC under the leadership of Olukoyede will not give up the fight against corruption, illegal mining activities and cybercrime in Osun State and Nigeria at large regardless of how corruption fights back.”