THE Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has called on Nigerian youths to join the Federal Government (FG) in the fight against corruption.
Magu said the National Youths Service Corps remained a strategic partner in the anti-corruption campaign due to its teeming corps members.
The EFCC chairman, who was represented by the team head of the commission for the 10-million-man march against corruption, Jawi Adamu, disclosed this in Abeokuta, Ogun State, during a walk against corruption organised in collaboration with the NYSC.
He also stressed the need to take the fight against corruption down the ladder of the country.
He said, “The 10-million-march is an idea of the executive chairman of the commission and he felt the youths should be carried along. And we made the NYSC our collaborators because it is where youths predominantly belong to.
“We want to ensure that the message starts from the corps members and goes down the ladder to all stakeholders that are needed in fighting corruption.”
Magu further stated that Nigeria was winning the war against the menace.
He said, “We are winning war against corruption; you don’t need to be told from what is happening around the country. The commission is doing its best to see that we kill corruption.”
Also speaking, the State Coordinator of the NYSC, Dr Belinda Faniyi, explained that the walk was organised to sensitise the people on the war against corruption.
Faniyi lamented that corruption had been embedded in the Nigerian system.
She, therefore, stressed the need for corps members across the state to be used as agents in fighting corruption.
She added, “We must kill corruption and bring it to a bare minimum. When you find corruption, make sure you kill it.
“This walk is a 10-million-march against corruption. It is a collaboration between the National Youth Service Corps and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
“We are here to sensitise people, to create awareness about corruption which we know is much embedded in the system.