EFCC chair, Chukkol urges youths to join fight corruption

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulkarim Chukkol, has called on youths in the country to join hands with the commission in fighting economic and financial crimes in the country.

Chukkol made the appeal on Monday, when members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Anti-corruption Community Development Service Group, visited the Commission at its headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.

The EFCC boss who was represented by the Director, Public Affairs, Osita Njwah, said the fight against corruption cannot be impactful without the involvement of the youths.

NYSC members during the visit

“The type of work we do here cannot be done alone by the EFCC. It must involve all of us, especially youths like you who have a long future ahead of you.

“The bulk of those committing these crimes are youths, that’s the reason I am appealing to you, to join hands with us and fight this menace and make our dear country great,” he said.

Officials of critical departments of the commission were on hand to enlighten the Corps members on the activities of the Commission.

The Head of Creative Communications Unit of the Public Affairs Department, Chris Oluka said the Unit was established to assist the commission in sensitizing the public on the ill of financial crimes, including corruption using creative tools such as drama, jingles, documentaries, visual arts, among others.

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Also speaking, Tony Orilade, Head, Public Interface Unit educated the Corps members on the various channels through which the Commission educates and sensitizes its publics.

These cut across social media platforms, the website and through email as well as through the print and electronic media as well as special publications.

The Head of Enlightenment and Re-orientation Unit of the commission, Aisha Mohammed, in her contribution, said the Unit has the responsibility of enlightening and mobilizing the public to become active participants in the fight against corruption.

According to her, the unit engages with various stakeholders in schools, motor parks, communities, mosques and churches, etc to key into the fight against corruption.

Speaking earlier on the operational activities of the Commission, Bahir Hotoro told the Corps members that the Operations Department handles the investigation of cases received through petitions and others generated through intelligence.

The Schedule Officer of the corps members, Mrs. Habiba Goni thanked the EFCC for the warm reception, stressing that the interaction broadened their horizon on the dimensions of the Commission engagements and pledged to continue to support the works of the EFCC.

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