The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has called for close partnership with the media in efforts being made to check corruption, especially money laundering.
EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement issued in Abuja, quoted the agency’s Executive Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa as making the call at a workshop on: “Effective Reporting of Economic and Financial Crimes’’ for journalists in northwest Nigeria in Sokoto State.
Sokoto Zonal Commander of the EFCC, Aliyu Yunusa, represented Bawa at the workshop.
He stressed that the media should ask questions on budget performance through deliberate monitoring and reporting; whistle blowing on project failures; abandonment of contracts; project delays and poor project delivery.
Uwujaren also reminded the workshop participants about their sacred obligation as media practitioners to expose wrong deeds in society.