Nigeria, represented by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been appointed the new Chairman of Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa, comprising 19 countries.
The appointment was announced at the 8th Regional Conference of the body which ended in Abuja on Friday.
The spokesperson for EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement noted that the group said in a communique that the members resolved to deepen collaboration on asset tracking and recovery.
It expressed concern about the heavy losses that Africa was suffering as a result of illegal transfers of proceeds of corruption and crime.
To effectively tackle the challenge, the body stressed the need for synergy among member countries.