Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Dr. George Ekpungu has called on youths across the country to see the Commission as a government agency working in the best interests of Nigerians, to rid the nation of all forms of economic and financial crimes.
He made the call on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at the Corporate Headquarters of the EFCC, Abuja while receiving a delegation from Legislative Mentorship Initiative that came on a study tour. According to him , the EFCC is on a path of redemption and every Nigerian should collaborate with it to deliver on its mandate.
“Let the public not see the EFCC as ‘We’ and ‘Them’ or ‘They’ and ‘We’. It is we-we because without us doing what we are doing, the society will not be a better place for all of us”, he said. He further called on youths to shun all forms of indiscipline, greed and get-rich syndrome stressing that they are the roots of economic and financial crimes. He pointed out that every religion abhors corrupt practices.
Also speaking, Head of Economic Governance, Assistant Commander of the EFCC, ACE Sulaiman Muktar Bello warned Nigerians on the danger of Business Email Compromises, BECs, urging them to always follow-up with phone calls on all business dealings online, as relying only on emails could expose them to fraud.
Speaking on the same vein, Head of Servicom Unit, Assistant Commander of the EFCC, ACE Mary Cole and Head, Creative Engagement Unit, Deputy Commander of the EFCC, DCE Nwanyinma Okeanu charged youths to be the change they desire to see in the society. “We need to take this country to where we want it to be, by becoming good ambassadors, and correct all wrong doings in the society for a better future for our children and great grandchildren”.
Okeanu’s views were further amplified by the Head, Enlightenment and Reorientation Unit, Assistant Commander of the EFCC, ACE Aisha Mohammed who charged youths to be good ambassadors of the Commission by championing the anti-graft cause and taking ownership of the fight against corrupt practices. “EFCC cannot do it all alone, we need you to be our good ambassadors by passing this message to your friends, families and colleagues”, she said.