The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reaffirmed its commitment to combating corruption, labeling it a destructive force on Nigeria’s socioeconomic fabric.
In a road walk organized in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, to commemorate the 2023 International Anti-Corruption Day with the theme “UNCAC @20: Uniting the World Against Corruption,” the Zonal Commander of EFCC, ACE-1 Bawa Hamidu Saidu, emphasized the imperative of unity in eradicating corruption.
Saidu underscored the need for collective action, transparency enhancement, and the strengthening of institutions to conquer the hydra-headed monster of corruption.
He stated, “United we stand as a people against corruption. United we defeat corruption! And united, we take our rightful place.”
The Zonal Commander highlighted the zone’s commitment to work without interference, ensuring that corrupt individuals, regardless of social standing, are held accountable.
Saidu expressed the agency’s determination to call out corruption prevalent in every aspect of Nigerian development and emphasized the negative impact on environmental sustainability and the most vulnerable in society.
“In Nigeria today, corruption stares us in the face, undermining our development.
We are ready to call out corrupt persons or organizations, irrespective of private or public status, without minding whose ox is gored.
Imagine a world that is truly united against corruption,” Saidu asserted, urging a collective agreement to combat corruption devoid of interference or blind allegiance to religion, political party, race, or creed.
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