Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs.



In conjunction with Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, the Emir of Ilorin, have endorsed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) efforts to combat financial and economic crimes as well as other forms of corruption.

They made separate announcements on Friday, December 1, while hosting important EFCC leaders in Sokoto and Ilorin, Kwara State.


On Saturday, December 2, this was made public on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s Facebook page.

The post read, “Gambari spoke in his palace when the Executive Chairman of the EFCC, Ola Olukoyede paid him a courtesy call.


Abubakar spoke in Sokoto while receiving a delegation led by the Sokoto Zonal Commander and, Assistant Commander of the EFCC, ACE 1 Aliyu Yunusa that also paid him a courtesy visit.

“Gambari says he will not relent in his efforts in supporting the commission and other law enforcement agencies in stamping out corruption and other forms of criminalities in Kwara State.”

The statement added “Abubakar also assures that the doors of the Sultanate will remain open to the Crimes commission as there exists a litany of literature written over 200 years ago addressing the problems of corruption, economic and financial crimes”

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Olukoyede called on traditional rulers across the country to deepen their partnership with the Commission in order to reduce corruption through adequate promotion of ethics, values and behavioural change among their subjects.

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