The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, has admonished Nigerians to live honestly as a way of stamping out corruption.
The Chairman of the Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, stated this during the launching of the “Clean Hands Against Corruption” campaign, held in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Mr Magu stated that the new strategies adopted by the Agency had enabled Nigerians to actively participate in the fight against corruption.
“In just six months of this year, we have secured over 150 convictions, including some elusive ‘high profile’ criminals. We have recovered billions of Dollars worth of stolen funds and blocked numerous avenues of money laundering,” he stated.
The Co-Founder of Transparency International Dr Oby Ezekweslili, charged Nigerians to take the issue of corruption seriously, while commending the EFCC, for renewing its efforts in the fight against corruption.
“Nigeria is a country that the world agreed had incredible potentials to be one of the leading countries of the world. As a matter of fact, at the time of Nigeria’s independence, many around the world took a bet that Nigeria would likely put in hot pursuit all nations of the world in terms of greatness.”
The “Clean Hands Against Corruption” campaign is a new strategy adopted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to sensitize Nigerians on the negative impact of corruption on the country’s economy.