Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has called on Nigerian Youths to see the fight against corruption as a course needed to be taken with utmost priority, in order to sustainably address the issue of unemployment and poverty bedeviling the country.
John Sendere, Head of Operation, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Gombe Zonal Office, gave the charge while making a presentation on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at a function organized by the EFCC Anti-Corruption CDS Group in Damaturu, Yobe State.
He said: “It is stating the obvious that our country has massive corruption problems that have eroded almost all the benefits that we should be enjoying from our natural resources”.
According to him, the current leadership of the EFCC was not resting on its oars to further trace and recover monies that had been fraudulently stolen from the nation’s treasury stressing that, “it is only when we all join voices to SAY NO TO CORRUPTION that the future of our country and indeed the youths can be guaranteed”.
While calling on youths and individuals to take up the gauntlet of championing the anti-corruption crusade, Sendere assured that “the EFCC under the watch of Ibrahim Magu is determined to attain its vision and mission of being the anti-graft agency leading the fight to rid Nigeria of economic and financial crimes.”
The EFCC boss commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration for making corruption fight its cardinal focus and expressed delight in the feat recorded by the Commission so far especially in the area of recovery of stolen assets and convictions of some high profile corruption suspects.
The occasion was graced by representatives of: State Coordinator, NYSC Damaturu; Commission of Police and Commissioner of Education. (EFCC)