The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Nigeria is a significant law enforcement agency in Nigeria. As the name reads, the body is responsible for fighting economic and financial crimes in the country. You can count on the EFCC to help to tackle cases of monetary frauds like money laundering and advanced fee fraud.
The commission was founded in 2003 by Olusegun Obasanjo who was President at the time. Like most other federal commissions, you’ll find the EFCC headquarters in Abuja, the FCT. However, there are zonal offices in states and cities across Nigeria.
If you intend to join the EFCC, you’ll be contributing your quota to making Nigeria a better country. In this post, I’ll be walking you through the steps and requirements on how to join EFCC Nigeria.
Requirements To Join EFCC
There are various requirements you must meet before you can enroll as an EFCC operative. For example, you can’t join the EFCC if you’re not a Nigerian citizen – you can’t take any federal job if you’re not a Nigerian citizen. Here’s the full requirements for joining EFCC:
- You must be a Nigerian citizen, by birth
- You must have a WASSCE at least with at least 5 credits in major subjects including English and Mathematics; you can use 2 sittings. If you have a higher qualification, you’re at an advantage
- You must be at least 1.7 meters tall if you’re male and at least 1.64 meters tall if you’re female
- For males, you must have an expanded chest of at least 0.87 meters
- You must not have any physical or mental disability
- You must be in good medical health with a certified medical report from any renowned government hospital
- You must be up to 18 years and not more than 35 years
In addition to the above, while applying, you need a means of identification. You can use your national ID, international passport, or driver’s license.
How To Join EFCC
Application to join EFCC is done on the commission’s official website. Once a notice is out that the EFCC is recruiting, you’ll find the update on the EFCC official website. Please, refrain from carrying out any recruitment or registration not on the official website.
The official EFCC website is www.efcc.gov.ng; there’s no other website available than this one.
You’ll find all the information you need on the website. Typically, you’ll have to complete an online form where you have to submit your personal and professional details. After submitting the application, you’ll be shortlisted if you meet the requirements. Then you can follow the subsequent instructions to know what to do.
In addition, you may need to submit some of your documents. If you don’t upload them while filling the application form, you may have to submit during subsequent screening processes. Here are some documents you may be required to submit:
- Passport photograph
- Proof of Nigerian citizenship by birth – certificate of origin (LGA or State certificate)
- Proof of your educational qualifications – WASSCE, OND, ND, BSc, etc depending on which you have
- Proof of identification – as mentioned earlier, you can submit your national ID, international passport, or driver’s license.
Duties of the EFCC
If you’re going to join the EFCC, it’s crucial that you know all what’s expected of you. In view of that, here’s a rundown of the core duties of the EFCC:
- Investigating and enforcing anti-economic and anti-financial-crime legislation
- Adopt measures to track, freeze, confiscate, or seize proceeds from terrorist activities, economic crimes, and financial crimes.
- Examine and examine any cases of economic and financial crime that have been reported.
- Collaborate with government bodies both inside and outside Nigeria that perform functions that are totally or partially equivalent to the Commission’s.
- Identify and track down suspects’ whereabouts and activities
- Establish the scope of financial and other damages suffered by the government, private persons, or organizations
- Adopt efforts to prevent economic and financial crimes from being committed.
- Facilitate the quick interchange of scientific and technical information, as well as the execution of coordinated operations aimed at combating economic and financial crime.
- Proceeds or assets derived from the commission of economic, financial, and other related crimes are moved.
- Create and maintain a system for tracking international economic and financial crimes so that suspicious transactions and individuals can be identified.
- Maintain data, statistics, records, and reports on people, organizations, proceeds, properties, papers, or other objects or assets involved in financial and economic crimes.
- Take charge of, supervise, oversee, and coordinate all responsibilities, functions, and actions linked to the current investigation and prosecution of all economic and financial crimes
- Conduct research and other similar activities with the goal of determining the manifestation, scope, magnitude, and effects of economic and financial crimes
- Deal with matters relating to extradition, deportation, and mutual legal or other assistance between Nigeria and any other country involved in Economic and Financial Crimes.
There’s been no official records publicising the salary of EFCC officers. Nevertheless, from information gathered here and there, we can make inferences on how much EFCC officers are paid.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) pays an average salary of 126,432 Naira per month. This information was gathered by seven members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This includes Detective, Graduate Assistant, Intelligence Officer, Deputy Detective Superintendent, and Detective Superintendent.
Here’s a more clear-cut rundown:
- Detective: N47,000 per month on average
- Graduate Assistant: N158,000 per month on average
- Intelligence Officer: N63,000 per month on average
- Deputy Detective Superintendent: N149,000 per month on average
Based on salary submissions, the gender split of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is male (42%), female (57%), and undefined (1%).