Months after a first batch of 189 Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Inspectors passed out from the Nigerian Defence Academy, a fresh batch of 314 Detective Superintendent have completed a thirteen – month long training at the Academy and passed out after a very colourful parade at the NDA Ribadu Campus.
This brings the total number of EFCC operatives trained by the Nigerian Defence Academy to 503, both in the Detective Inspector and Detective Superintendent cadre of the EFCC.
Speaking at the Passing Out Parade in honour of the cadets, representative of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Mohammadu Buhari, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim K Idris charged the cadets to see themselves as tools in actualizing the war against corruption in Nigeria. He warned them to resist the temptations that would arise in the course of their service to the nation, noting that their being EFCC operatives doesn’t make them immune from prosecution if they falter and take the path of corruption.
He further informed them that the only currencies they need in their career are integrity, dedication and the drive to rid Nigeria of corruption.