Port Harcourt — The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and the Department of State Services, DSS, on Friday, pledged to deepen their collaboration in a bid to rid the Niger Delta of crude oil thieves and other maritime related economic crimes.
This was made known when the new Zonal Head of EFCC, Usman Imam, went on a familiarization visit to the Rivers State headquarters of the DSS, in Port Harcourt.
Imam, received by the State Director of DSS, H.B Abdullahi, said the essence of the visit was to familiarize himself with the DSS leadership in the state with a view to deepening the existing partnership and collaboration between the two agencies.
He observed that the Niger Delta region has peculiar economic crimes that are complex and multidimensional, which make effective deterrence much contingent on a robust synergy and cooperation among law enforcement agencies.
According to him, “I am new in Port Harcourt and will need the support of critical stakeholders in the state as the EFCC cannot do it alone.
“I assure the DSS of EFCC’s support towards the common objective of national safety and security.”
In his response, Rivers State Director of DSS, H.B Abdullahi, noted that excellent relationship has existed between the two organisation in the state and assured that it would continue.
“Take it from me, the synergy is 100 percent. The relationship with EFCC has been wonderful and we hope it continues,” Abdullahi said.