The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, has called on members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to serve as change agents by shunning all acts of corruption and economic and financial crimes.

He gave the charge on Monday, March 28, 2022 in Lagos State, while addressing Corps members at the NYSC Orientation camp at Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos.

According to him " As young Nigerians, the EFCC expects you to align yourselves with the anti-corruption war by being change agents and whistle blowers wherever you find yourselves by reporting acts that fail the simple test of integrity.”

Bawa, who spoke through DCE Ayo Oyewole Head, Public Affairs Directorate of the EFCC in the Lagos Zonal Command, urged the corps members to make positive impact in their primary places of assignment, adding that “It is no use lamenting that things are not right with our country. We are inviting you to lend a hand in helping us to build a society where there is respect for law and order and where impunity is a thing of the past.”

Also speaking in Kwara State, Bawa has enjoined corps members to join the Commission in its efforts to rid the country of corruption by becoming anti-graft foot soldiers in any place they find themselves, especially in their place of primary assignment. He said that they can blow the whistle by reporting acts that fail the simple test of integrity, instead of lamenting that things are not right with the country.

His admonition was contained in a message entitled, “EFCC And The Role of Youths in Curbing Cybercrime”, delivered on his behalf on Monday, March 28, 2022 by Head, Public Affairs Department of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Commission, Ayodele Babatunde, for 2022 Batch A Stream II corps members at the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, Orientation Camp, Yikpata, Edu Local Government Area, Kwara State.

While urging the youth to imbibe the virtue of integrity and hard work, the EFCC boss reminded them that there is no shortcut to wealth and fame.

“The fact that the rate of unemployment is high should not be an excuse to resort to crimes. Acts of criminality might deliver wealth in the short term, but ultimately there will be misery and gnashing of teeth”, he said.

In Delta State, Bawa charged corps members to be good examples in conduct and character if they are to actualize their dreams as future leaders.

The EFCC boss stated this at the National Youth Service Corps orientation camp, Isse Uku, Delta State.

The EFCC boss who was represented by Williams Oseghale, Head of Public Affairs, Benin Zonal Command urged the corps members to shun acts of corruption and economic crimes. "There is no short cut to wealth and fame. The fact that the rate of unemployment is high should not be an excuse to resort to crime. Acts of criminality might deliver wealth in the short term but ultimately there will be misery and gnashing of teeth."

In a similar message delivered by Chika Uneke, an officer of the Commission at the NYSC Camp, Okada, Edo State. He warned the corps members to shun internet fraud as it was capable of truncating their desirable future.

At the Magaji Dan Yamusa NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp Keffi, Nasarrawa State Bawa, who was represented by SE Ngoundu Nguetar of the Public Affairs Unit, Abuja Zonal Command bemoaned the effects of corruption, economic and financial crimes on our nation. He reminded the Corps members that their input as stakeholders is critical to finding a lasting solution to the problem of corruption.

He charged the Corps members to be role models and shun all forms of corruption, especially cybercrime also known as ‘yahoo-yahoo’.

Similar messages were presented at orientation camps across the country.

 


Media & Publicity
28 March, 2022