NYSC members, EFCC personnel stage walk against corruption in Kebbi

Posted by News Exoress | 14 February 2020 | 830 times

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Garba Muhammad

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in collaboration with the Kebbi State Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), have staged a statewide rally aimed at seeking general public support to the fight against corruption nationwide.

The state Commissioner of Youth and Sports Development, Gidado Kaliel, addressed 500 NYSC members and secondary school students, who participated in the rally in  Birnin Kebbi on Friday.

He said the fight against corruption is a collective responsibility to all nation.

He said it is encouraging to see youth and students focusing toward the direction of rebranding the minds of people to shun corruption in their place of work and even in there domains nationwide.

“We should put it back of our minds that the campaign against corruption in this country.  It is not the statutory responsibility of   EFCC and ICPC to fight our it alone; it is the responsibility of all,” he said.

He expressed confidence that the campaign against corruption would serve as a booster to the Federal Government  effort in the fighting  corruption crusade in the country .

"President Muhammadu Buhari has already set-up an agenda in the fighting the crusade, and the government of the federation  cannot do it alone,  we most  to join hands to assist  governments  and complement its effort towards achieving  the aims and objectives  of being free  corrupt country," he  said.

Also, the Coordinator of the NYSC in the state, Alhaji Mustapha Muhammad, expressed that, the walk against corruption was to complement the efforts of anti -graft agencies in the fight against the corrupt practices in the country.

"We have engaged over 500 corps members in this exercise and different Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) across the state.

"We urge you to take the campaign to markets, motor parks, recreational centres, schools and important public places in order to ensure the total compliance of vows walks  against  the rampant corruption in our dear country Nigeria that becomes as an epidemic to the corrupt people," State NYSC coordinator urged.

Earlier speaking, the Representative of the  zonal head of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara EFCC office, Mr . Chinedu Ozugha, said that the exercise would serve as a platform to sensitise and mobilise the youths to rejects  the evil of corruption as well as enable them to take ownership of the crusade nationwide.

"You should take the fight to the grassroots and make sure that the corruption reduces to the barest minimal," he said.

He expressed happiness over the large numbers  of NYSC in creating an innovative approach,  for their deep concern in the anti-corruption crusade  in Kebbi State.

Ozugha, who represented head of zonal office Sokoto, Lawal Abdullahi, appreciated commissioners of youth and sports development, information and culture  and also the NYSC state coordinator.

Our correspondent in the state reports that,  the participants were  seeing with placards and banners with inscriptions as "Corruption is a Killer Disease; Corruption Kills: Let Us Kill Corruption," Say no to corruption", among others.

Source: News Exoress

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