The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said on Tuesday that the Canadian government has sought collaboration between it and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) on information exchange.
In a statement, the spokesman of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said the Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Christopher Thornley, delivered the request during a visit to the EFCC headquarters in Abuja.
“The Canadian government wants to better represent itself in the global fight against corruption via the EFCC platform.
Thornly stated that the visit stems from the need to explore the possibility of opening a RCMP post in Nigeria.”
The envoy said the Canadian government had liaison offices across the globe and would like to include the anti-graft agency.
The choice of EFCC, according to him, was informed by the agency’s dogged fight against corruption that “has contributed to the drop in Nigeria’s corruption index.
The EFCC Acting Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu expressed the Commission’s willingness to collaborate with the Canadian government to strengthen the fight against corruption.