The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has called on parents and guardians across the country to live exemplary lives for them to be role models in the fight against corruption.
This charge was given in Abuja on Saturday, August 6, 2020 by the Executive Chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa at the 6th Graduation/Speech and Prize Giving Ceremony of the students of the Nature-Nurtured Basic Academy, Kuje, Abuja.
Bawa frowned at parents’ involvement, facilitation and commission of economic and financial crimes by their children, in the guise of following the norms of the society and helping them make it in life, stressing that every compromise of right values in children is endorsement of anti-social behaviours.
The EFCC boss, who spoke through Superintendent of the EFCC, SE Martha Ojochokutami Eche, gave examples of some corrupt practices among children as internet fraud, examination fraud, impersonation, advance fee fraud and others and advised them to desist from them, urging the family and school systems not to create an environment for students to be corrupt or become comfortable with corrupt practices.
Responding, Director of Studies of the school, Bethel Ojobor, expressed appreciation to the EFCC and promised to make the school a breeding ground for anti-corruption soldiers. The Representative of the EFCC Chairman presented awards to teachers and students who exhibited acts of integrity within the session for their bold stance against corruption. Students also had an interactive session answering questions on corruption and showcasing their understanding of the effects of economic and financial crimes on the society.