The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC)Ibrahim Magu, has on Tuesday been honoured with an Award of Excellence from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
The award was for his role in the joint field operation with the FBI codenamed, “Operation Rewired”, aimed at tackling the menace of cyber-crime.
The FBI legal attaché, Ahamdi Uche, who presented the award during a visit to the EFCC Headquarters, Jabi, Abuja, commended Magu’s leadership as well as the Commission for the concerted efforts in the fight against corruption.
As Ahamdi Uche acknowledged, the EFCC, under Magu has put in place efficient working collaboration leading to the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of BEC across the globe.
Uche reiterated the desire and pertinent for more collaboration between the FBI and the EFCC, stressing that the FBI was “immensely pleased” with the assistance rendered by the Commission.
Magu appreciated the FBI for deeming it fit to consider him and his team worthy for the award of excellence, and gave assurances of the Commission’s readiness to continue partnering with the FBI.
Other EFCC personnel who were honoured also includes; Abdullahi Lawal, Ernest Okoli, Ajao Mariam, Haruna Idris and Naziru Aminu Shehu. Others are Umar Aminu Yabo, Okanne Kelechi, Princewill Kingsley, Blessing Elegbede, Kaigama Mustapha, Kolawole Mukaila, Baba Mustapha, Najib Isah, Afanda Emmanuel Bashir and Abdullahi Lawal.