EFCC vows to protect businesses owned by Nigerians in the Diaspora




The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has assured Nigerians in the Diaspora of protection of their business at home from fraudsters frustrating them from investing in the country.

The EFCC Head, Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, Sunday in Abuja, said the commission’s boss made the vow during a Virtual Town Hall Meeting, an interaction with Nigerians in the Diaspora, anchored in London by the Host/Moderator of the group, Prince Ade Omole, on Saturday.

The spokesperson said Magu assured them that the EFCC was aware of the frustration, uncertainties, and risks, local fraudsters were posing to credible businessmen and women abroad who wish to invest in the Nigerian economy.

“The EFCC is ready to offer intelligence services to anyone seeking genuine business partners in Nigeria,” Magu had assured.

He said the EFCC boss further stated, “Profiles of potential business partners in Nigeria would be obtained and delivered to the foreign- based investors and this would assist them in taking decisions on whom to partner with locally.

“We can also offer intelligence on any line of business desired by Nigerians in the Diaspora. We are ready to do all to encourage credible and serious investors who do not want to be defrauded by fraudsters at home.” 

The spokesperson said Magu charged Nigerians in the Diaspora to avail themselves of these opportunities and bring more investments into the local economy, even as he tasked them to support the anti- graft war by exposing foreign assets of local politicians by taking advantage of the government’s whistle-blower policy.

Oyewale said the participants at the conference, numbering over 500 and drawn from Europe,  Asia, Africa, South and North America and other parts of the world, in their response commended the EFCC for its robust and gallant fights against economic and financial crimes.

“One of the conferees Professor Adebisi Adewole of the University of Scotland commended Magu and the EFCC for working tirelessly to rid Nigeria of corrupt practices.  He charged the EFCC to continue on its winning streaks and mobilised youths to steer clear of economic crimes.

“Another participant Ambassador Lekan Idowu from Russia expressed satisfaction with the performance of Magu and the EFCC, saying that Nigerians in the Diaspora would not relent in its support for the EFCC,” the statement said. 

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