Earlier on Tuesday, the Economic Financial Crime Commission [EFCC] said the media is also a help in the fight against economic and financial crimes. Muhtar Bello, the Benin zonal Officer made this address, represented by Head, Public Affairs Department, Williams Oseghale when he openly welcomed members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, that visited the office as part of a joyous way to celebrate and commemorate World Press Freedom Day.
Murtar Bello said that the important aspect of the media cannot be over emphasized as it is constitutionally empowered to hold the government accountable to the people. According to him, the Commission will continue to partner with the Nigeria media in the fight against corruption.
“The Commission recognises it cannot win the fight against corruption without the media. We encouraged you to always use your platforms to expose corruption. We wish to thank you for your continuous support for the Commission.”
The chairman of the Edo council of the NUJ, Osakwe Roland directed the team to the EFCC’s office, said the visit was part of its commemoration of the World Press Freedom Day and to make improvement in the existing relationship between the EFCC and the Media.