EFCC, NYSC Partner For Anti-Corruption Walk
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ministry of Youths and Sports Development and the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) are partnering to promote public enlightenment against corruption.
Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu called on Nigerians to come out on Friday to participate in the commission’s anti-corruption walk titled: “Nigerian Youths Walk Against Corruption”
Magu made this call on Thursday at a joint press briefing with the Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare and the Director General of the NYSC, Shuaibu Ibrahim at the commission’s Headquarters in Abuja.
According to Magu, the peculiarities and experience of Nigeria make the war against corruption to be imperative and all -involving, adding that the commission will continue to draw local and global attention to the fact that “corruption is not our culture and does not grow on our soil.”
Part of the speech read: “It is accidental malaise and must not be allowed to remain in our midst. The EFCC must not relent in its works against it and every Nigerian must awake to the need for us to combat the evil together.”
On the decision to involve the youths in the walk, the EFCC boss said the youths constitute the bulk of the population and the future of the nation.
“The Nigerian youths are crucial to the success of the anti-corruption crusade and commitments of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
“In this regard, the EFCC in collaboration with the Ministry of Youths and Sports Development and the National Youth Service Corps, is holding the first-ever NIGERIAN YOUTHS WALK AGAINST CORRUPTION concurrently in all the 36 states of the federation and the federal capital territory. The walk will hold tomorrow, February 14, 2020 across the country.
“The objectives of the walk are multifarious. The most significant of them are to sensitise, mobilse youths across the country to reject the evils of corrupt practices, encourage youths to be anti-corruption advocates and ambassadors; enlist youths to partner with the EFCC by providing information and actionable intelligence on fraudsters, organize youths as change agents and pace-setters in integrity and galvanise the energy and resourcefulness of youths to prevent corruption in all sectors of our polity.”