Department Frontlines
Training and Research Institute (TRI)

Karu, Abuja, FCT

Head of Department
Dr. A.Y. Shehu


1. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is charged with the responsibilities
of investigating all economic and financial crimes, the coordination and enforcement of
all economic and financial crimes laws on any other authority. Amongst other functions,
it is expected to adopt preventive and regulatory measures to eradicate the commission of
all economic and financial crimes; and facilitate rapid exchange of scientific and
technical enforcement in the conduct of joint operations geared towards the eradication of
economic and financial crimes.

2. Given the scope of the challenges posed by the responsibilities, the Commission is
statutorily empowered to initiate, develop, and improve specific training and human
capital development programmes for all its personnel for the effective discharge of its
functions. Management also recognizes that for the successful coordination and
enforcement of all economic and financial crimes laws in Nigeria, a highly competent,
versatile, flexible and multi-skilled workforce is required and this can be acquired
through a progressive training and research policy. It is in pursuance of the above and
the following that the Training and Research Institute (TRI) was established.

         The Training and Research Institute has the responsibility to plan and organize
          need driven training programmes for the employees of the Commission to
          build their skills to enable them contribute to the attainment of the mandate of
          the Commission.
         Researchers, trainers and trainees have a responsibility and a duty of
          accountability to the Commission, to Nigeria State and the funders of research,
          to accept full responsibility for the professionalism and integrity of all aspects
          of the conduct and publication of their research, and for the activities of any
          staff under their direction.
         They must accept to be responsible for the safety of those associated with the
          research, the probity of the financial management of the research project,
          thereby providing optimum value for funds invested in the project.


3. “To provide cutting – edge training and research necessary for the effective
discharge of the Commission’s mandate”.


4.   The vision of the Institute could be broken down as follows:

     a. To provide cutting – edge training and research that will guarantee the trainers
        broad based competencies by way of knowledge, skills and aptitudes required for
        analyzing, synthesizing and applying the knowledge required.
     b. Highest expectations of technical skills, professional judgment, integrity and
        trust, and;
     c. Commitment to excellence.


5. The aim of the Institute is the provision of training and research that are geared
towards imparting core competences that can positively influence the attainment of
organizational goal and career of an employee. This is achieved through the following

              Planning, coordinating and /or implementing all employees training and
               research programmes in the Commission that are focused on improving
               staff operational competence.
              Approval of courses relevant to the needs of the Economic and Financial
               Crimes Commission (EFCC).
              Acquisition of new skills and research data.
              Ensuring dissemination of new skill acquired by staff to others in the
               appropriate manner.
              Provide quality and need driven training for stakeholders or other Law
               Enforcement Agencies etc.
              The Institute may also collaborate with local and international training.
              Providers to provide training for staff and stakeholders in the area of needs.


6.   The Training and Research Institute (TRI) cater for the following customers:

     (a)   The staff of the Commission
     (b)   Law Enforcement Agencies
     (c)   Ministries, Departments, Agencies of the Government at all levels.
     (d)   The general public.


7.   The Training and Research Institute has the following obligations:

           The Training and Research Institute has the responsibility to assess and
            update need driven training for all staff of the Commission.
           It is also responsible to making sure that every member of staff undergo at
            least 80 hours of training every year which could be in form of classroom
            training or staff paced learning.
           The methodology employed by the TRI is adult base approach aimed
            primarily at skill acquisition for effective performance at the workplace.
            This approach is known as Student Center Problem Solving (SCPS) where
            the training is very interactive and is the trainee’s own rather than the
           The TRI is poised and well grounded with well trained officers who have
            recorded noticeable strides in just less than a year of take off.
           Training at the TRI is done to meet any international specifications in all the
            areas including; scheduled non-scheduled, external, in-plant, collaborative
            and sponsored courses.


8. The Commission recognizes the right of aggrieved customers to seek redress,
especially if Service Delivery fails to meet their expectations. In order to satisfy this
requirement, a standing Committee has been instituted to receive complaint and deal with
them accordingly. All reports and complaints are to be channeled to the Nodal Officer,
SERVICOM. All such complaints will be acknowledged within 15 days and the
complainant notified of action taken.


9. The problem of shortage of trained man-power which plagues every young
organization also exists in the Commission. However, mechanisms are being put in place
to confront the issue. Efforts are also being geared towards the provision of adequate
infrastructural facilities for the smooth running of the Institute.


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