The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has charged members of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to take up the gauntlet in the fight against corruption in the country.
Acting Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu stated this today, September 5, 2018 at the NYSC Orientation Camp, Issele Ukwu, Delta State when he addressed corp members on the role of youths in curbing corruption.
Magu who was represented by Williams Oseghale, Head, Public Affairs Directorate, Benin Zonal Office, stated that the greatest challenge facing Nigeria was corruption and the twin evil of economic and financial crimes. He therefore urged the corp members to shun economic and financial crimes and other forms of criminality in order to realise their dream.
He also urged the corp members to take ownership of the fight against corruption in Nigeria by joining the the EFCC Anti-Corruption CD Group and by spreading the Anti-Corruption messages in their area of primary assignment. “As young people, we need you to partner with us through advocacy and engagement with members of the society on the evil of corruption and its consequences on the larger society” he stated.
According to him, the Commission will not rest on its oars as it was working conscientiously to exterminate corruption from Nigeria. “Let nobody deceive you, there is no short cut to success.
Some people who have tried to take the short cut by engaging in illegal activities have been prosecuted with many of them serving various terms in jail. Today, I charge you to take the straight and narrow part, to be disciplined and hardworking.”, he said.