INEC Hails EFCC’s Inclusion in Election Security Committee
The Independent National Electoral Commission( INEC) has described the inclusion of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) in the election monitoring process as one of the best policy decisions in Nigeria’s electoral administration.
Stating this was Katsina State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Jibrin Zarewa, when he received the Kano zonal head of the EFCC, Sanusi Aliyu Mohammed, who paid him a Courtesy Visit on Thursday, September 17, 2020.
Zarewa noted that following a wise counsel by the leadership of INEC, the EFCC had to be included in the expanded inter-agency committee on election security. “There has been in place, an Inter-Agency Committee Control on Election Security (ICCES). Inadvertently, EFCC was not a member but wise counsel prevailed and the EFCC and ICPC were brought in to help improve the electoral process,” Zarewa said.
He also urged the national electoral body to key into the Commission’s fight against corruption, economic and financial crimes.