The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is to run post-graduate corruption-related courses in collaboration with the University of Abuja.
The acting Chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, disclosed this when he received a delegation from the University of Abuja at the EFCC Headquarters.
A press statement by the Head, EFCC Media & Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, Friday in Abuja, said the anti-graft boss stated that the programmes would cover forensic accounting, law enforcement, criminal justice administration, cyber crime and digital forensics fields among others.
The statement stated that the programmes are intended to boost research and training in the fight against corruption.
The EFCC boss further disclosed that the two institutions had set up a joint committee to work out modalities for the programmes, including securing accreditation by the National Universities Commission.
On his part, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Abuja, Professor Abdulrasheed Na’Allah, said confronting crime and criminality requires intellectual bent if the war must be won.
Na’Allah stated that the overall goal of the academic programmes was to build expertise that would tackle the problem of corruption in the society.
He disclosed that the University of Abuja was joining forces with the EFCC because of the need for everybody and institutions to be part of the anti-corruption war.