EFCC, NYSC protest corruption nationwide, corp members urged to lead fight against menace
* Lalong Rallies Support For Anti-Corruption Campaign, Decries Damaging Effects Of Corruption
Activities were yesterday brought to a halt in Jalingo, capital of Taraba state as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) took to the streets to march against corruption.
The march which commenced yesterday morning, kicked-started from the NYSC state Secretariat, through Machalin roundabout before terminating at the State Secretariat where the Head of Service, Suzy Nathan addressed participants.
Elated by the decisions of both parties to take the bull by the horn by standing tall against corruption, she said corruption is the greatest enemy of the country that needs to be eradicated. State Coordinator, NYSC, Florence Yaakugh, said the partnership with EFCC would go a long way to address corruption at all levels.
Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong also joined the EFCC and corps members in Jos to walk against corruption in the state. Lalong noted that no meaningful development can take place in any society that fails to curb corruption, describing the corruption war as a duty all citizens must partake in to secure better life and atmosphere for good governance.
The “Ten Million Man Match Against Corruption” nationwide campaign, organized by the EFCC in conjunction with the Ministry of Youths and Sports Development and NYSC, was aimed at curbing the menace of corruption in the society. Acting Executive Chairman, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu represented by the Chief Superintendent of Police, Umar Hussein had earlier addressed journalists to intimate them on the essence to sensitize and mobilize youths across the country to reject corruption. NYSC State Coordinator, Plateau State, Caroline Embu advised all to shun and report fraudsters to appropriate quarters and avoid being part of any illegal deed.
Secretary, EFCC, Kayode Ola-Olukoyede, noted that working diligently is of great reward, noting that recovered assets would be used in developing the country’s infrastructure. Lagos State NYSC Coordinator, Sunday Aroni, noted that the campaign is a fight is for all Nigerians as everyone is affected by corruption.
Director National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim on his part urged corps members nationwide to use their numerical strength to lead the campaign against the risk of corrupt practices in their host communities and advocated readiness to sustain partnership with the EFCC to curtail stealing of public funds. Chairman, Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Agency, Muhyi Magaji commended the NYSC DG for leading the walk-in Kano, saying the encouragement shown by the youths elicited confidence in the fight against the menace.
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