Following the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) launch of its Eagle Eye App on Wednesday, many Nigerians raised questions, particularly on its objective and how to use the app.
The first of its kind according to the EFCC, the app was designed to ease the process of reporting economic and financial crimes in Nigeria.
How the Eagle Eye app works
In a statement issued, the Executive Chairman of the Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, explained that the app is user friendly and can be navigated by any literate person.
- Eagle Eye is a user-friendly application, with features that can be navigated by any literate person.
- The first step is to download the app to your device from either the Apple or Google Playstore.
- For those who want to key into the Whistle Blowing Policy of the Federal Government and obtain a reward for reporting corruption, such persons should indicate in the information they are providing.
- There are penalties clearly stipulated in the law, for giving false information that could mislead the Commission.
What they are saying
EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa described the app as a product of ingenuity by a staff of the Commission, designed and developed by the EFCC. According to him, the initiative is a clear demonstration of his pledge on assumption of office, to run an agency that is technology-driven.
“The Eagle Eye represents a new experience in information sharing and crime reporting between the public and the EFCC,” he said.
Established in 2003, partially in response to pressure from the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a Nigerian law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes such as advance fee fraud (419 fraud) and money laundering.