EFCC to youth corps: Hold your leaders accountable
Secures 700 convictions on financial crimes
IBRAHIM Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday, told members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and other youths across the nation to hold their leaders accountable.
This becomes imperative to ensure accountability and the right use of the country’s resources for the benefit of all, he said.
Magu spoke at the NYSC Orientation Camp, Kubwa, Abuja where he charged the youth to stop the blame game.
Represented by Ms. Rashidat Abdullahi, an officer in the Public Affairs Directorate of the Commission, the EFCC boss decried how corrupt elites in power allegedly denied Nigerians the greater good of governance by cornering the nation’s resources to themselves and their families.
He said there is an increasing number of youths in positions of authority who are not accountable and transparent in their ways.
“The youths have found fantastic ways to manipulate the system,” he added.
Magu reiterated the need for the development of idealistic and morally guided youths to step into positions of authority.
He called on the youths to shun acts of corruption such as cyber-crimes.
“The Commission has from January 2019 till date, secured over 700 convictions on cases bordering on money laundering, advance fee fraud, bank fraud and other economic and financial crimes.
“Despite this milestone, the Commission realises that enduring success in the fight against economic crimes, including corruption can only be achieved when all stakeholders embrace this important fight. One critical group of stakeholders are the youths”.
The EFCC has recently pledged to support the US government in the prosecution of 77 Nigerians accused of cyber-crime.