The Operations Department is the hub of all investigation activities of the Commission. It has responsibility for the investigation of all cases that fall within the mandate of the Commission. Such cases include infractions that are contrary to the provisions of the Commission's enabling law; the EFCC Act 2004 as well as a posse of other laws which the Commission has direct responsibility for their enforcement. Some of the laws include the Money Laundering Act 2011, the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006, The Failed Banks (Recovery of Debt) and Financial Malpractices in Banks Act and the Miscellaneous Offences Act
The Operations Department comprises of the following sections:
• Advance Fee Fraud
• Bank Fraud
• Economic Governance
• Counter- Terrorism and General Investigation
The Department is headed by the Director of Operations, who reports directly to the Executive Chairman. All the Heads of Operation in the Zonal Offices report to the Director of Operations.