The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde has charged the office of the Head of Service to put in place an internal mechanism to check the rising incidences of economic and financial crimes allegedly committed by civil servants. Lamorde, who cited the involvement of civil servants in the ongoing pension fraud investigations and prosecution by the EFCC, gave the advice when he received Head of Service of the Federation Alhaji Bukar Goni Aji, in Abuja. The EFCC Chairman charged the Head of the civil service to seriously tackle issues of civil servants’ welfare which may be the cause for the incessant tendency to corrupt acts.
The head of civil service of the Federation called on the Commission to assist in the bid to fight corruption and indiscipline in the service. Alhaji Bukar Goni Aji said his visit to the EFCC was in line with President Jonathan’s charge to infuse discipline and tackle corruption in the service. The Head of service told the EFCC Chairman that he had strengthened and enhanced the autonomy of the anti corruption units in all Ministries, Departments and Agencies and called on the Commission to lend its expertise to help stamp out corruption and other vices in the Nigerian civil service.