The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, has been adjudged as the most effective government agency in Nigeria. This was the outcome of a survey conducted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC.
The survey specifically indicated that “as far as Nigerians are concerned, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, remains the most effective government agency in the country”.
The report of the survey, which was published in the UNODC’s July 2017 publication, titled, “Corruption in Nigeria. Bribery: Public Experience and Response”, was based on data collected in a survey of 33,067 households on corruption conducted in all 36 states and FCT.
The anti-graft agency was ranked among sister anti-graft and law enforcement agencies including the Nigeria Police, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, the Code of Conduct Bureau, the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit, the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, the Public Complaint Commission, Federal High Court, Federal Ministry of Justice, Bureau of Public Procurement, Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering and Technical Unit on Government and Anti-corruption Reform.
The report, formed part of the “Support to Anti-Corruption in Nigeria Project”, sponsored by the European Union (EU), and the UNODC, in partnership with stakeholders of the project. The project which launched the “Household Survey Report on Corruption in Nigeria” was rounded off with a stakeholders’ meeting held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, on August 16.