The specialized crime-fighting units within Nigerian security agencies, namely the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), have strengthened their collaboration to diminish corruption and enhance safety on the country’s roadways.
On Thursday, September 2023, the EFCC’s Ilorin Zonal commander, Micheal Nzekwe, played host to Fredrick Ade Ogidan, the Commander of FRSC RS8.1 Kwara, at the EFCC’s office in GRA. Their meeting was dedicated to charting a course forward in safeguarding citizens and intensifying efforts against criminal activities.
Subsequent to this cooperative effort, Commander Ogidan remarked, “It is important for agencies of government to work together to make Nigeria a better place for all”. Specifically, he further added, “Collaboration between EFCC and FRSC is necessary as the task of restoring integrity to Nigeria through anti-graft war and bringing sanity to the nation’s roads rested on the two agencies”. “one of the major problems facing the country is corruption” noting that “whoever is not supporting the efforts being championed by the EFCC in ridding the country of corruption is unpatriotic.”
Michael Nzekwe also said in a statement, “We know the importance of the Federal Road Safety Corps in fighting corruption. It is an agency that we really need to partner with, to enable us to succeed. There are instances when we have had to fall back on Road Safety because they keep records of Nigerians, especially vehicle registration and issuance of drivers license and these are information that often comes handy during investigations”.