The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes EFCC, Ibrahim Mustafa Magu on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 disclosed that a Diaspora information desk would soon be established in the Commission that would be dedicated to addressing issues and matters that affect Nigerians in the Diaspora.
Magu, who disclosed this in his remarks at the opening event of the Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit 2019, themed, “Leveraging Diaspora Resources for Economic Growth,” at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, also promised to protect the investments made by Nigerians in Diaspora in the country.
“I want to assure all Nigerians in Diaspora that we will do everything possible to protect your investments.
“There are lots of Nigerian professionals abroad who have done lots of good things and earned legitimate incomes who want to come home and invest and we have made it a kind of very special issue,” he said.
Stressing that there are EFCC Desks in almost all the Embassies in the country, he urged Nigerians in the Diaspora to help in providing useful information on Nigerian looters who hide stolen funds abroad and buy properties in foreign lands with the country’s stolen wealth. He gave the assurance that safety measures are in place to safeguard every investment in the country.
The EFCC boss commended the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM ) for initiating the investment summit, aimed at harnessing the investment potentials of Nigerians in the Diaspora, noting that the country’s investment climate was safe as the federal government and the anti-graft commission have enthroned a decent investment and business culture.
While emphasizing that it was no longer business as usual in the country, he charged Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora to join in the fight against corruption, observing that the EFCC and NIDCOM have the same mission of improving the image of the country in the comity of nations, towards enhancing foreign investment inflow in the country.