Plea to EFCC chairman

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Sir: Your first 100days in office has been marked with lots of accolades and achievements accomplished owing to your unfettered creativity.

Your approaches so far have been unprecedented and very commendable. This has been evidently proven by the proliferation of arrest made on cyber-criminals, fraudsters and politicians who embezzles the nation’s wealth. Your relentless drive and idealistic approach to take the Commission to a greater height is conspicuously shown through the different campaigns and collaborations for the fight against corruption as well as the recent global positive news on corruption fight in Nigeria. We only pray for more minds like you across the nation.

Conversely, the laborious effort of the Commission we believe is still a scratch on the surface as cyber-criminals and other economy saboteurs are on the increase daily. This in turn has increased the pressure to cover more grounds so as to curtail this rapidly growing menace in our society.

We believe that it is on this note that the last leadership saw the need to clamp down on this menace and thereby initiated a recruitment process in January, 2020. The applicants were called for documentation, followed by a written test. The recruitment was however halted due to the breakout of the Covid-19 pandemic amidst the replacement for the former chairman, Ibrahim Magu.

It would interest you to know that some of the applicants left as well as lost their jobs within the year (2020) while still having high hopes for the recruitment to continue. Joy filled our hearts when the news broke about your selection as the substantive chairman. We did not only wish you well but also prayed along for the senate screening and a successful tenure. On the other hand, we were also delighted that the long-stalled recruitment process would continue, but to our surprise nothing has been done ever since you resumed. The Commission has left its applicants in the dark and no has been made.

I would also interest you to know that some agencies and commissions that started their recruitment about the same time the commission did has either finalised their recruitment or are in the process of doing so.

We respectfully draw your attention to this and plead to your good office and the pro-active leader that you are to please see to the completion of the recruitment exercise as we are still hopeful applicants.