The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, on Tuesday requested the support of the National Assembly to recruit additional 750 staff of different cadres.

Magu said the recruitment of the additional staff will aid the commission in its effort to fight corruption effectively.

The EFCC chief made the request while presenting the commission’s 2016 budget proposal before the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crime in Abuja.

He noted that the request became necessary following the present administration’s renewed efforts to rid the country of corruption.

He said, “We have made the proposal to recruit that number of staff to increase our staff strength in order to build up our capacity to do the work.

“The expectation is very high, so we have to put in the proper manpower development to enable us handle our duties.’’

Magu also urged the National Assembly to approve N220million for the purchase of operational vehicles as contained in the commission’s 2016 budget proposal.

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