CITIZENS COMPASS —The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede has charged auctioneers in the country to be guided by probity, fairness and accountability in the disposal of assets and other engagements relevant to their profession.
He gave the charge on Monday, January 22, 2024 when the executives of the National Association of Auctioneers, NAA, led by their President, Alhaji Musa Kurra Abubakar paid him a courtesy visit at the Commission’s headquarters.
Olukoyede who spoke through the Commission’s Secretary, Mohammad Hammajoda stated that “you are expected to operate at a moral high ground. The probity, fairness and accountability you are expected to bring to your job are the core values that drive our work in the Commission. I can therefore say that we are together in the war against corruption.”
While noting that the visit testified to the good working relationship between the Commission and the Association, the Chairman pledged enhanced commitment of the EFCC to the relationship. “We are committed to the success of your Association. We can work together and continue to pursue the goal of making Nigeria better for all of us. Luckily enough, we have up to 18 members of your Association that we are working hand-in-hand with in the disposal of assets that have been forfeited to the government. And they are doing creditably well”, he said.
In his remarks, NAA’s President, Abubakar stated that the mission of the Association was to congratulate the Chairman and Secretary on their new appointments, noting that NAA and the Commission have been long-term partners in progress.
“We are grateful for the opportunity you gave us to come and have a chat with you. We have been partners in progress for quite a long time and we feel it is right for us to pay a courtesy call since there has been a change of baton in the Commission and show our support to the new Chairman and Secretary”, he said.
The Association later made a presentation of a giant souvenir, bearing the image of the Chairman and a congratulatory message to him.