EFCC Releases 37 Hotlines to Voters for Financial Malpractice Reporting

The anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released incidents reporting hotlines for the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) ahead of the forthcoming elections.

The commission said the decision was part of its efforts to ensure the integrity of the polls, where 09158890832 will be used for residents of Bauchi and 09158890881 for Gombe states.

EFCC called on anyone who notices any party agent or member engaging in financial inducement during the presidential, national assembly, gubernatorial, and house of assembly elections, to contact the hotlines provided.

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The commission urged members of the public to report any case of vote buying or selling or other evidence of financial malpractices designed to compromise the electoral outcome through the hotlines.

It added that officers of the commission have also been deployed to the 36 states of the federation and the FCT to monitor the polls.

The Chairman of the Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, charged the operatives to be conscious of the nation’s interest and exhibit a high sense of professionalism in discharging their duties.

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“You are out on a national assignment and I expect you to conduct yourselves responsibly in line with our core values of professionalism, integrity and courage. You are responsible for ensuring that this election is devoid of financial malpractices, especially the inducement of voters. The world’s attention is focused on Nigeria and we must do what is necessary to ensure that we have credible, free and fair elections,” he said.

Bawa noted that members of the public could also report any malpractice by making use of the EFCC financial crimes reporting App, Eagle Eye, which is available for download on Google Play or Apple Store.

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