EFCC to partner with NYSC on awareness

EFCC to partner with NYSC: The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrashed Bawa, called on the members of the body to intensify their efforts in raising public awareness of the dangers of corruption. Speaking during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Youth Service Corps in Abuja, Bawa stressed that the activities of scammers give the country a negative image. Adding that part of the commission’s mandate is to investigate and prosecute corrupt practices, the anti-corruption chief praised the NYSC/EFCC Anti-Corruption CDS for their outreach efforts to stem the tide of corruption in the country. “The members of the Corps are agents of enlightenment. I want to assure you that our collaboration will address fraudulent acts as we continue to raise public awareness of the dangers of corruption,” said Bawa. The EFCC chief also praised NYSC Corps doctors and other paramedics for providing medical services to their staff and detainees across the country, urging them to continue in that positive place. He emphasized the commission’s willingness to provide support for updating the NYSC Trust Fund as it would address infrastructure shortfalls in the Scheme and also offer seed capital to Corps Members as they exit service. The Director General of the NYSC, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim, emphasized the need to ensure a collaborative effort in the fight against corruption in the country to make it more pervasive. He said the Scheme would continue to enlighten Nigerians about the dangers of corruption in using Corps members who are burning with such patriotic zeal. The CEO disclosed that the national NYSC/EFCC One Million Man anti-corruption walk that was held a few times had positive results in reducing crime, and requested that it be held annually to raise public awareness of the evils of corruption. Ibrahim requested the support of the EFCC to arrest online scammers who attempt to defraud unsuspecting would-be Corps members and other members of the public. “All of us have to fight corruption for the good of our country and I can assure you that the NYSC will play its role as enshrined in the MoU,” he added. Read More Related News Here