July 14, 2024

EFCC, NCC to collaborate against menace of Internet Fraud

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L-R: Executive Vice Chairman, (EVC), Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC), Dr. Aminu Maida, and Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, during a courtesy visit by EVC NCC at the corporate headquarters of the Commission.

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, has called for a broad-based collaboration and synergy between the Commission and the Nigerian Communication Commission, (NCC) in tackling the menace of internet fraud across the country.

Olukoyede made this call in Abuja on Wednesday, when the Executive Vice Chairman, EVC, Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC), Dr. Aminu Maida, paid him a courtesy visit at the corporate headquarters of the Commission.

The EFCC boss explained that fraudsters are employing the internet as a gateway to perpetrate their criminalities and urged the NCC to be firmer in its regulatory works.

“When enforces of the law and regulators collaborate, it will not be business as usual. There is a need for collaboration because crimes are technology- driven”, he said.

Olukoyede said the collaboration of the two Commissions signaled greater readiness to confront the menace of internet fraud and assured fraudsters that criminality would not be business as usual for them.

He pointed out that the challenges facing the country are surmountable and called for more commitment towards a corruption-free nation.

He tasked the NCC and internet service providers to monitor the use of the internet more closely to checkmate the activities of fraudsters.

According to EFCC Chairman, where stakeholders support and collaborate with the EFCC, the Commission would do its job perfectly.

Executive Vice Chairman, (EVC), Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC), Dr. Aminu Maida, said he was at the Commission to congratulate the Chairman of the EFCC on his appointment, while recounting the fact that the “NCC is a longtime partner in the fight against internet fraud. The visit is one of those official engagements meant to deepen the conversation and engagement between us”.

Maida revealed that the EFCC facilitated the forensic training of some of the staff of the NCC, stressing that the inter-relationship between the two Commissions was vital in combating internet fraud.

“Internet crimes are sophisticated and the NCC as a critical partner is always ready to work with the EFCC in any area it could to contribute to the attainment of the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu”, EVC NCC said.

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