We’ve Submitted Our Annual Report to NASS, saying EFCC

We’ve Submitted Our Annual Report to NASS, saying EFCC

Contrary to a report that it did not submit its annual report to the National Assembly for the year ended September 30, 2016, to the National Assembly, in violation of its statutorily obligation the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said on Monday evening that it has never missed the deadline for submission, accusing the newspaper of irresponsible journalism.
In a statement, the commission noted for the avoidance of doubt, that it “has never defaulted in submitting its annual reports to the National Assembly.
“The 2016 report was duly submitted and acknowledged by the relevant Committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives. A minor check with the relevant committees of the National Assembly, which the ethics of responsible journalism recommends, would have saved Daily Trust the blush of this monumental gaffe,” it stressed.
It expressed shock and disappointment at the report, saying “it is pathetic that no attempts were made to verify the status of the report from either the EFCC or the relevant Committees of the National Assembly beyond the puerile claim that , “The chairman of the Senate Committees on Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes, Senator Utazi and his deputy , Senator Mustapha Sani (APC, Niger) were not available for comments last night”.
The statement accused the newspaper of relying on anonymous sources who linked the non-submission of the report to “non-confirmation of the commission’s acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu,” wondering how the “non-confirmation of Magu on December 15, 2016 affects a report that was due for submission in September?”