The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa has again called on the youth to embrace hard work and shun economic and financial crimes.
He stated this today, Wednesday while delivering a lecture on the Role of Youth in Curbing Corruption at the National Youth Service Corps Orientation Camp, Issele Uku, Delta State.
Represented by Williams Oseghale, Head, Public Affairs, Benin Zonal Command, Bawa urged the corps members to be role models in their area of primary assignment. “We are inviting you to lend a hand in helping us build a society where there is respect for the rule of law and where impunity is a thing of the past.”
At Gombe NYSC camp, the EFCC boss represented by Chris Oluka, Head, Public Affairs, Gombe Zonal Command, challenged the youth to take ownership of the fight against corruption. “You stand at a threshold to either chart a path for good or bad by your actions and we at EFCC encourage you to stand with us in securing a corrupt-free Nigeria, through your attitude and partnership with us.”
At the NYSC Orientation Camp, Kubwa, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Superintendent of EFCC, Martha Ojochokutami Eche who delivered the chairman’s lecture called on the corps members to take up the gauntlet in the fight against graft.
“One critical group of stakeholders are the youths. Apart from the fact that they are considered as the leaders of tomorrow, most economic crimes, especially cyber-crimes, are committed by young people. It therefore follows that young people must not be mere spectators in the anti-graft campaign. Rather they should actually be the foot soldiers chasing corruption and economic crimes out of our land.”
Meanwhile, the EFCC’s boss stressed that the Eagle Eye Apps has made citizens reporting corruption cases conveniently. “As young Nigerians, you can offer whistle-blowing services to the EFCC through the Eagle Eye App. It is a digital means of conveying information to us without necessarily disclosing your identity. Only ensure that information supplied to the EFCC is true and credible” he said.