Student Union Pledges Support for EFCC, Vows to Fight Corruption

Student Union Pledges Support for EFCC, Vows to Fight Corruption
Student Union Pledges Support for EFCC, Vows to Fight Corruption

Student Union Pledges Support for EFCC, Vows to Fight Corruption

The Federation of Oyo State Students’ Union (FOSSU) has pledged their support for the fight against corruption and partnership with the Commission in its bid to fulfill her mandate.

The Student Union members made this pledge during a courtesy visit to the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday, 9th August, 2018. They were full of acolytes for the current leadership of the Commission. “We are here to appreciate the passion and commitment of the Commission to the fight against corruption particularly in Oyo State and in the country as a whole and to drum up support for the efforts of the EFCC. It is important we foster a relationship and partnership with the Commission as well as learn from the leadership experiences” they said.

Welcoming the Union members, on behalf of the Acting Executive Chairman, Ibrahim Mustapha Magu, the Ibadan Zonal Head, Abdulrasheed Bawa appreciated them for finding time to visit the Commission despite their busy schedules as students. “I want to thank you for deeming it fit to visit us to appreciate and associate with what we are doing”, he said.

The leader of the delegation, Comrade Oke Waiu Ayinde passionately emphasized the need for all stakeholders including the youths to be part of the fight against corruption.

“It is imperative to let you know what we stand for and to learn from your experiences on how well we can fight corruption. Also, we are aware that the Commission has the mandate to rigorously pursue Public Sensitization and Orientation and we want to be part of that. We thereafter vow that as a body we will carry out grassroots sensitization and orientation in Public Secondary Schools”, he stated.

In addition, Comrade Fatoki Micheal a member of the delegations said our main object is to partner with the EFCC to sensitize schools on the ills of corruption.

“For us, all hands must be on deck in the fight. We believe that corruption is not a one man business because all hands needs to be on deck in the fight against corruption and we want to be frontliners in the anti-graft fight”.

While responding, Bawa said “the Government of the day is very serious about the fight against corruption and has been doing a lot to sensitize and reorientate members of the public about the ills of corruption .

“Once again, I appreciate your effort so far and I encourage you to continue to sensitize tertiary school students not only secondary school students” Bawa added.

“Indeed the fight is not for us alone, we need your assistance. We are always ready to partner with you. Let us also workout how best we can catch them young” he reiterated.

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