Avoid Being Tools In Politicians’ Hands, Magu Warns Youths
The Acting Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Mustapha Magu has urged Nigerian youths to shun all forms of corruption and avoid being used as tools by politicians.
Magu, who was represented by the Head, Public Affairs Department of the EFCC Gombe Zonal Office, Mr. Bello Bajoga said this during a public lecture on the ills of corruption and role of youth in fighting corruption organised by members of the NYSC/EFCC CDS Group in Jos, Plateau State.
Magu who explained that the engagement was aimed at collaborating with the youths in fighting corruption at grass root level, said the youths remain the greatest assets of every society in nation building and their roles and importance cannot be overemphasised.
“They serve as a good measures of the extent to which a country can produce as well as sustain itself”, he said.
According to Magu, as thousand of young graduates from the universities and other tertiary institutions are mobilised for the compulsory National Youth Service, NYSC, the Commission also mobilises its staff to various orientation camps across the nation to spread the message of accountability, transparency and probity with a view to prepare their mind for the great task ahead as leaders of tomorrow.
He therefore urged the general public to contribute their quarter in fighting corruption as all hands must be on deck to achieve the desired goals. “We enjoin everybody to join the fight against corruption, it is our collective responsibility to get this task done for the development and progress of our dear nation. Corruption is the bane for development in Nigeria, and fighting it is the panacea for under development. It will help to eradicate poverty, provides employment, infrastructure and many opportunities to the youths for better Nigeria”.
He identied certain offences mostly committed by the youths. They are: Advance Fee Fraud, Yahoo-Yahoo or Cybercrimes and ATM Scams.
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