EFCC, FCCPC sign MoU with US Trade Commission


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By Dirisu Yakubu, Abuja

In a bid to tackle cross border illegal dealings, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC, and the United States Federal Trade Commission, FTC, have signed an upgraded Memorandum of Understanding, MoU.

Signed jointly on October 27, 2020, by Mohammed Umar Abba, acting Chairman, EFCC; Babatunde Irukera, Executive Vice Chairman, FCCPC, and Joseph Simmons, Chairman FTC, the MoU provides a framework for continuous partnership in the existing areas of cooperation – exchange of information and assistance in consumer protection investigations.

Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman in a statement, Friday, said the new MoU, “which is an improved version of an earlier one signed in 2013, establishes a joint implementation committee to develop joint training programmes and workshops as well as provide assistance in respect of specific investigations.”

It also stated that the MoU…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper