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EFCC takes anticorruption campaign nationwide

The Chairman Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Magu has reiterated his commission’s determination to fight corruption in the Country

The EFCC Boss revealed this today at Government House Gusau while addressing participants of the “TEN MILLION NIGERIAN YOUTHS WALK AGAINST CURRUPTION” at Government House Gusau, Zamfara State Capital.

Mr. Magu who was Represented by Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Gusau, Director Organisational Support of the Commission said, the EFCC will leave no stone unturned in the fight against CURRUPTION, saying the Nigerian Youths Walk was organized as part of the measures to fight the menace with a view to safeguarding the country and the generation unborn.

In the meantime, Kwara State Governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq advised youths to join the government in the eradication of corruption in the country.

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq who stated this during the Anti-corruption walk in his state, revealed that looted funds recovered by the agency had assisted government to adequately sustain the state without problems.

In a remark, Ilorin Zonal Head of the Antigraft Agency, Mallam Ishyaku Sharu explained that the walk was organised in recognition of the slogan “build the youth, build the nation, destroy the youth, destroy the nation”.

Benin Zonal Coordinator, EFCC, Mr. Muktar Bello leading NYSC members on the first Nigerian Youths Walk Against Corruption in Benin City, Edo State

Also in Edo state, the Benin Zonal Coordinator, Mr Muktar Bello said it was the desire of the Commission to ensure public ownership of the fight against corruption and make every Nigerian a ready stakeholder in the fight.

Mr. Bello while assuring Nigerians of the Commission’s commitment in rooting out corruption from the country, said the Commission’s modalities will include more collaboration with other interest groups.

The State Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps, NYSC Edo State, Mr. Adebayo Ojo said there was no doubting the Federal Government’s commitment in fighting corruption especially with the introduction of skill acquisition for serving Corps Members.

He explained that the strategy has helped to reduce the number of young people who get into crime for lack of job after service year.

Also the Coordinator-General, Edo Civil Society Organization, EDOSCO, Mr. Omobude Agoh said the walk was a signal to corrupt Individuals in the country that the fight against corruption was all-inclusive.

He explained that the Commission’s strategy in involving youths in the fight against corruption was a novel development and should be encouraged by all.

The walk which commenced from the Commission’s office in GRA, Benin went through the popular King’s Square through Oba Palace to Airport Road and back to the Commission’s Office in GRA.


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