Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
September 20, 2012


As part of the West Africa Cooperative Security Initiative (WACSI), the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) welcomed members of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) Human Resources Unit and newly established Internal Affairs Unit to Washington, D.C., from August 27 -31, 2012. The EFCC met with U.S. law enforcement agencies and others who shared best practices for hiring and retaining top talent, maintaining standards of professional responsibility, conducting internal investigations, and adjudication of cases.

This visit built on the efforts of the U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission’s Working Group on Governance, Transparency, and Integrity, which focuses on fighting corruption and promoting good governance.

The U.S. government is working with Nigeria to combat transnational criminal organizations, whose activities threaten the collective security and regional stability interests of the United States, our African partners, and the international community. The West Africa Security Initiative is the U.S. government’s premier effort to combat this threat. For more information on WACSI, please visit: http://www.state.gov/j/inl/rls/fs/194687.htm.