The Commander, Ilorin Zonal Command of the EFCC, Michael Nzekwe, has hinted on the Commission’s preparedness to strengthen the existing collaboration between it and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in tackling illegal mining and non-payment of royalties by miners in Kwara State.
He made this disclosure on Thursday, August 25, 2022 while playing host to the State Commandant of the NSCDC, Ibrahim Muhammed who was at the Commission on a familiarization visit.
Nzekwe, who described the NSCDC as a strategic partner in the fight against corruption said, “One of the critical areas that we will want to seek your collaboration is in the area of illegal mining. As agencies of government, part of our responsibilities is to check corruption and preserve sources through which government generate revenue for the wellbeing of its citizenry. We cannot, therefore, sit back and watch people divert or pilfer what is meant for government to personal use.