Anti-graft war: Organisations pledge support for EFCC
By Salihu Ali, Abuja
A group of youth’s organisations in the South East comprising the National Association of Nigerian Student, NANS, National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, Ohaneze Ndi Igbo Youths, have pledged their support for the fight against economic and financial crimes in the southeast region.
They made the pledge during a visit to the Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC.
The leader of the delegation and Vice president of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, Comrade Innocent Nduanya said, the groups were in Enugu to deliberate on issues affecting the welfare of youths in the south east and thought it wise to visit the EFCC to pledge their support.
“You are a young man like us and one of our own. We are well meaning Nigerian youths who hate corruption and are trying our best to see that it ends in Nigeria. Our reason for coming to Enugu is to deliberate on issues pertaining to the welfare of the youths in the South east,” he said.
The Enugu State Secretary of NYCN Comrade Darlington Ugwuegbe and Coordinator of NANS zone B as well as convener of the GBURUS CARE Initiative, reiterated the groups’ willingness to fight corruption and other social vices in the Southeast.
The Zonal Commander, EFCC Mr Oshodi Johnson, thanked the groups for embracing the fight against economic and financial crimes.
“On behalf of the executive chairman of the EFCC, I want to appreciate you for coming. I see your passion in trying to see that corruption is reduced to its lowest in your lifetime. I congratulate you on your integrity because it takes an innocent person to boldly visit the EFCC. You are representing the conscience of your people and I want to thank you for your willingness to own this anti-corruption fight. Indeed if we allow corruption to keep gaining grounds in our nation today, there will be no sane society to bequeath to our children.” Oshodi said.
He urged the delegates to key into the whistle blowing policy of the Federal Government as a means of checking corruption, assuring them that their identities would be protected.