The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has warned that congratulatory advertisements for its new Chairman, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa amounts to distractions and should be stopped forthwith.
A statement by Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media & Publicity of the Commission said that the resources being expended on these advertisements should, instead, be channeled towards orphanages and Internally Displaced Peoples Camps, stressing that what Bawa needs now is “support and prayers, and more importantly, credible information that will further the work of the Commission.”
Full text of the statement reads:
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has observed the increasing number of messages published in the print media by groups and individuals, congratulating Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa on his well-deserved appointment as the Executive Chairman of the Commission.
While the open exhibition of affection and solidarity may be salutary in our cultural milieu, and indeed appreciated, it is however inauspicious at this point in time and gradually turning into a distraction.
Mr. Bawa is assuming the leadership of the EFCC at a time of great challenge and he desires to hit the ground running. What he needs from well-wishers and indeed all Nigerians, is support and prayers, and more importantly, credible information that will further the work of the Commission.
He therefore appeals to all his admirers and well-wishers who might have the intention of demonstrating their love and support for him through paid newspaper advertisements to desist, and instead channel such resources to more worthy causes, such as making donations to Orphanages and Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps.
Head, Media & Publicity
2 March, 2021