The Makurdi Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in collaboration with members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Anti-Corruption CD group on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 took enlightenment and sensitization campaign on the ills of corruption to Markets in Makurdi, Benue State.
The corps members using a megaphone engaged the market women and men in English, Tiv, Idoma, Igede Pidgin, Yoruba, and Hausa languages, educating them on the ills of corruption and its consequences on the larger society.
They urged the traders to shun corruption while displaying posters with messages such as: “Don’t give bribe, don’t to take bribe,” “Anybody who sey make you bring N10,000, sey in go give you N100,000 after one week, na lie, make you no go there”, “Tell your children, brothers and sisters that yahoo yahoo is not good”, EFCC will get you any day anytime”.
Agabo (Aze) Mimidoo, one of the corps member who spoke on behalf of others, said she was delighted to participate in the sensitization campaign as it gave her the platform to contribute her quota to the fight against corruption. ” We have come to this market to talk to our women to train their children well; corruption is fraudulent behaviour, corruption is dishonestly, corruption is unwanted behavior”, she said.
SE Adeniran Adebayo, Head, Public Affairs Department, Makurdi Zonal Command who represented the Commission, said the essence of the campaign was to engage the public to take ownership of the fight against corruption.
“We need everyone to join hands with the Commission in the fight against corruption,” he said.