OrderPaperToday – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is seeking the support of the Senate to engage some 750 staff to reinvigorate its war on corruption.
EFCC Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu made the request while presenting the commission’s 2016 budget proposal before the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crime on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to him, the request became necessary in view of renewed efforts by the Buhari administration to prosecute the war against corruption.
“We have made the proposal asking for permission for us to recruit that number of staff to increase our staff strength to build up our capacity to do the work,” he said.
The EFCC boss also prayed the lawmakers to maintain the provision of N220million for the purchase of operational vehicles as contained in the 2016 proposal of N11.2bn.
Additionally, he requested the inclusion of N160 million in the commission’s budget proposal to make foreign travels in the course of its duties.
Magu further urged the National Assembly to consider the request of N9.2 billion for the completion of the new head office complex of the EFCC which began in 2011 with a completion period of 43 months.
Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crime, Sen. Chukwuka Utazi said the committee will present the request made by the commission before the leadership of the National Assembly.