Abdulrasheed Bawa, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday, mentioned that poor economy, unemployment, insecurity are consequences of corruption.
This he said during an anti-corruption awareness at Kwara State College of Education, Offa
Bawa was represented by Ayodele Babatunde, the Head, Public Affairs unit of Ilorin Zonal Office of EFCC. He expressed hope that Nigeria will one day be free from corruption.
His address was centered on“EFCC and the Role of the Youth in Curbing Cybercrime,”
He expressed that once Nigerians in both private and public sectors embrace the habit of accountability, national pride, and hard work, the country will get better.
“The anti-corruption crusade was part of the preventive measures by the commission to sensitise Nigerians on the ills of corruption and win public support for the fight,” .
He also lamented on the effects of drug abuse and internet fraud in the country.
Bawa implored Nigerians to always discharge their duties with the love of the country in their heart as only a patriotic mind will have the ability to resist and fight corruption.
He stated that the failure of Nigerians to stop corruption at the primary stage had made the country to be grappling with its debilitating pain.
The EFCC chairman said;
“EFCC believes that the fight against corruption requires all hands to be on the deck for it to be won.
“Therefore, it is within your powers to secure a corruption-free system for Nigeria, if you so desire.
“I will urge you to take up this challenge today, as we work together to take Nigeria to greater heights,”
“As consequences of our lack of proactive response, we are now burdened by dwindling economy, infrastructure problem, ineffective health system, problematic academic system, unemployment and insecurity,”