U. S. Sees A Strong EFCC as Key to Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption Fight
June 23, 2008
Abuja - On numerous occasions, the United States has underscored its backing of the goals of President Yar'Adua's seven-point reform agenda. One of the central pillars in this program is the fight against corruption, which is taking place through such institutions as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
In order to clarify recent local media reports, the United States reiterates its continued strong endorsement of Nigerian institutions--not individuals--in their investigation and prosecution of all forms of corruption, especially at the highest levels. In this regard, the United States is maintaining its support of efforts to strengthen Nigeria’s anticorruption institutions. Our continued support is contingent upon the success of those institutions, and success will be measured by the results of their work.