In a move to salvage the country’s corruption stained image, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrashed Bawa has appealed to Corps Members to intensify their public sensitisation on the dangers of corruption, stressing that the activities of fraudsters gives the country a negative image.
A statement issued by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, NYSC, Mr. Emeka Mgbemena said, the EFCC Boss stated this on Monday, February 21, 2022, during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Youth Service Corps in Abuja.
TheFact Nigeria observed that the country had not made noticeable progress in its fight against corruption, despite EFCC’s efforts.
The Anti-Corruption czar who added that part of the mandate of the commission was to investigate and prosecute corrupt practices, commended the NYSC/EFCC Anti-Corruption Community Development Service (CDS) groups on their sensitisation activities towards stemming the tide of corruption in the country.
“Corps Members are agents of enlightenment. l want to assure you that our collaboration will address fraudulent acts and l assure you that we will continue to sensitize members of the public on the dangers of corruption”, Bawa said.
The EFCC boss also praised the NYSC Corps doctors and other paramedics for offering medical services to its staff and detainees across the country, urging them to continue in that positive stead.
Concequently, he promised the commission’s readiness to lend support to the actualization of NYSC Trust Fund, as it would address infrastructural deficits in the Scheme, and also offer start up capitals to Corps Members as they exit service.
Earlier, the NYSC Director-General, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim stressed the need to ensure a collaborative effort in fighting corruption in the country to make it more penetrating.
He said the Scheme would continue to enlighten Nigerians on the dangers of corruption by using Corps Members who burn with so much patriotic zeal.
The Director-General disclosed that the nationwide One Million Man NYSC/EFCC Anti-Corruption roadwalk that was conducted sometimes ago yielded positive results in crime reduction, and requested that it be made a yearly event that sensitizes the public on the dangers of corruption.
Ibrahim solicited the support of EFCC in arresting online scammers trying to defraud unsuspecting Prospective Corps Members and other members of the public.
“All of us have to fight corruption for the sake of our country and I can assure you that the NYSC will play its part as enshrined in the MoU”, he added.