AbdulRasheed Bawa, the Executive Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has charged corps members to be good ambassadors of the fight against corruption.
Bawa made the call during a sensitisation lecture, titled ‘EFCC and the Role of the Youths in Curbing Cybercrime’.
The lecture was organised by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at the Orientation Camp, Yikpata, Edu Local Government Area of Kwara.
Bawa, who was represented by Ayodele Babatunde, Head of Public Affairs of the Ilorin Zonal office, said that youths were critical stakeholders in the fight against corruption.
He urged the youths to take ownership of the anti-graft crusade and channel their fertile minds productively to benefit the country.
The EFCC boss described the youths as future leaders that should imbibe the culture of hard work, excellence, integrity and shun all forms of economic and financial crimes.
He enjoined the corps members to be good examples in character and to conduct themselves well at their places of primary assignments, urging them to report any act that failed the simple test of integrity to the commission.
“We are inviting you to lend a hand in helping us build a society where there is respect for law and order and where impunity is a thing of the past.
“We urge you, when you see something, say something and don’t stop there, please do something,” he said.
Bawa urged the corps members not to engage in internet fraud or any other forms of corruption, which could jeopardise their future careers.
“There is no shortcut to wealth and fame, as the act of criminality might deliver wealth in the short term, but ultimately, it leads to misery,” the EFCC boss advised.
Bawa described as worrisome, a situation where as much as 50 youths were arrested in a single raid by operatives of the commission. He said that a corruption-free Nigeria was achievable, if all stakeholders were ready to join the fight and detest corruption in all its ramifications.