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German businesses returning to Nigeria: Ingo Herbert



German Consul General.Ingo Herbert: German businesses returning to Nigeria

The Consul General of the Germany Embassy in Lagos, Mr. Ingo Herbert says more German businesses are going to return to Nigeria, with the way the Buhari administration has been battling corruption.

Herbert, who did not indicate which businesses are returning,  said under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, “German government believes and is aware of the conducive environment where business can thrive and security guaranteed.’’

The envoy, without providing details,  said some German firms left Nigeria in the past.

The Head of Operation EFCC Lagos. Garba Dugum addressing the perticipants

‘’I read newspapers every day; I see that EFCC has taken up the challenge and is doing a great job. The German government is supporting through the German Police in contributing experts to share knowledge on how to better the image of Nigeria. One of the major reasons for this interaction is to bring back German Investments to Nigeria”, he said.

The consul-general spoke in Lagos today at the opening of a 10-day training for operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The training which has the theme: corruption control, is facilitated by the German Government through Bundeskriminalamt (BKA),  also known as German Federal Criminal Police,

Some of the participants at the EFCC training programme

He  assured the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of continued support in combating corruption in Nigeria through regular training for its staff. He also urged the Nigerian  judiciary to support and complement the anti graft agencies in winning the war against corruption.

 EFCC’s Head of Operations in Lagos, Garuba Dugum, who represented the commission’s Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, thanked the German government for its continuous  support to the EFCC.

He urged the participants in the training programme to cooperate with the facilitators and be receptive to new methods and shared experiences.

‘’The fight against corruption is not for EFCC or Nigerians alone, but for all humanity and lovers of good governance because we may all be affected directly or indirectly. Fighting corruption is a very difficult task.  Consider it an honour therefore, to be among the few selected men and women of courage and integrity chosen for this onerous task of salvaging the nation’’, he said.

 The programme is geared towards equipping investigators with the fundamental principles in fighting corruption, special aspects in conducting investigation, preventing corruption and supporting investigative measures. Other agencies participating in the capacity building programme are the Department of State Services, DSS; Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB and Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission, ICPC.

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