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The Ooni of Ife,  Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi  has commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on its focused sting operations against currency speculators and street hawkers operating illegal foreign exchange markets across the country.

Ooni gave the commendation on Friday, March 1, 2024 while receiving the Acting  Ibadan Zonal Commander of the EFCC, Assistant Commander of the EFCC, ACE I Halima Mustafa Rufa’u who paid him a courtesy visit in his palace in Ile-Ife,  Osun State.

According to him,  “the EFCC promptly swung into action and for the mere fact that the EFCC acted , the dollar came down in favour of the naira. This shows that the situation is artificial and deliberate but can be controlled if the EFCC, in collaboration with other government agencies consistently face and tackle the situation.”

He said the EFCC, “as the most vibrant anti-graft agency in the country, under the leadership of the Executive Chairman, Mr. Ola Olukoyede must not be discouraged   from working towards sanitizing the economic space in the country.”

The foremost monarch, while appreciating Rufa’u for the visit, urged Nigerians to stop amassing illegal and unexplainable wealth but  focus on growing and developing the country’s economy.

In her response, Rufa’u thanked the Ooni for receiving her despite his busy schedule. She decried the level of damage being done by illegal miners and the sabotage of solid mineral resources meant for the economic growth of Osun State. She, therefore, called for effective collaboration in tackling the miners in the state.

She also sought  the monarch’s support and  collaboration in tackling the scourge of cybercrimes among students of tertiary institutions in Osun state and Nigeria at large.

She was accompanied on the visit by top officials of the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Commission.


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