Three hundred and twenty-eight new anti-graft detectives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) would graduate from the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) on Saturday.
A press statement by EFCC Head, Media, and Publicity Mr Wilson Uwujaren, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “The graduation which will feature a colourful passing out parade at NDA Parade Ground, Ribadu Campus, Kaduna, follows the completion of a year-long intensive training of the operatives in the elite training institution.”
He also disclosed that the reviewing officer for the parade is the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari, while the chief host is the Kaduna state governor Mallam Nasir el-Rufai.
The spokesperson said the passing out parade of the Course 8 officers would be preceded by a pre-graduation cocktail party for the cadets and their parents on Friday at NDA Cadets Mess, Ribadu Campus, Kaduna.
He said driven by the need for improved professionalism and dedication to duty, the acting chairman of the EFCC Ibrahim Magu in 2016 commenced the training of the commission’s cadets in the NDA, which produced EFCC Course 7 officers in 2017, comprising 314 detective superintendents.
The spokesperson said the commission was optimistic that the 328 new officers would further boost the anti-corruption crusade of the commission.