The new Lagos Zonal Commander of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, ACE 11 Michael Wetkas, has urged officers in the Command to always demonstrate professionalism and diligence in the discharge of their duties.
Wetkas, who took over from ACE 11 Ahmed Ghali, who has been deployed to the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the EFCC, gave the charge on Monday, March 27, 2023 during his inaugural meeting with the staff of the Command.
While hammering on discipline, he said: “You are a human being and you have been asked to judge fellow human beings like you; therefore, you must be seen as angels and not mere mortals.
“It is a very difficult and demanding task that requires the fear of God and discipline.
“You cannot abandon case files and be doing other things; you must ensure that case files are treated without unnecessary delay.”
Wetkas, who also warned the staff against involvement in any act of corruption, further said: “How can you fight corruption and be corrupt yourself? If you are doing that, we will not condone it. We are here to tell people to do the right things, so you should not be found doing the same thing.”
The new Lagos Zonal Commander also sought the cooperation of the staff and assured them of his utmost support, saying, “You will take the lead, while I follow from behind. I will watch from behind and watch every one of you. There is no Commander without a troop, and you are the troop.”
Speaking further, he enjoined the staff to always use “the proper channels to express a complaint”” rather than engaging in rumours.
Until his new posting, Wetkas was Head of Operations, EFCC Headquarters.
In a similar development, the new Ag. Commander of the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Commission, ACE II Rufa’u Halima Mustafa has vowed to raise the bar set by her predecessors in achieving the mandate of the Commission. She stated this on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 while taking over from ACE II, Kanu Idagu who has been redeployed to the Benin Zonal Command.