Government Has Shown Commitment to the Fight Against Corruption – EFCC

As Nigeria gears up towards another democracy day celebration, the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has commended the
Federal Government‘s resolve to effectively curb corruption in the
South East Zonal Head of the Commission, Johnson Babalola, gave the
commendation on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, while making a brief remark
after a Road Walk Against Corruption organized to create public
awareness and mobilize the citizenry in the fight against corruption
in Nigeria.
His words: “It is without any fear of equivocation that I commend the
federal government for its political will in tackling the menace of
corruption in this country and we want to bring to Nigerians’
consciousness that corruption does not pay”.
Babalola continued: “Under this present government, the fight against
corruption has received its greatest impetus since independence and
today, with certain policies such as the Administration of Criminal
Justice Act and the Whistle Blowing Policy in place, our country has
never seen it so good in this regard.”
He said that the walk which was held across all EFCC’s office across
the country was aimed at bringing the fight to everybody’s doorstep so
that Nigerians from all walks of life irrespective of social, ethnic
and economic status would own the fight and see it as theirs too.
While thanking all stakeholders who graced the occasion for their
support and participation even at a very short notice, Babalola vowed
that “EFCC is ever ready to fight this fight and let everybody, every
Nigerian know that this battle must be won because corruption is the
reason why we are the way we are today and with the support of
Nigerians, the country shall be better.”
In their various goodwill remarks, the Deputy Zonal Head of the
Independence Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission,
ICPC, Anslem Eze Nwafor, representative of the Sector Commander,
Nigeria Road Safety Corps, Christopher Ogbodo and an officer from the
Department of State Security, DSS, Adekunle Latona all stated that
history would not forgive anyone who fails to support the fight
against corruption.
They called on Nigerians to leverage on the whistle blowing policy of
the government to contribute their quota to the fight against
corruption stating that failure to do so not only means shying away
from civic duties but laying a wrong foundation for the young and
unborn generations.
The walk which kicked off from the college road office of the zonal
office, involved officials of the commission who were carrying various
placards with anti-corruption messages, corps members and other
stakeholders through major streets of the coal city notably, Ozubulu,
Kpokiti, Presidential road,Ogui road and Independence/Bisala Avenue.
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