Financial Crime Commission Charges Youths on Hardwork, Integrity

By Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin

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Nigerian youths have been charged to make hardwork and integrity their watchword. They have also been called upon to abhor all manners of corruption while striving to achieve excellence.

These were the key message of Olamide Sadiq, Head, Advance Fee Fraud (AFF) Section of the Ilorin  Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 while addressing the 2020 Batch B stream 11 of Corps members at the NYSC Orientation Camp, Yikpata in Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Sadiq urged the corps members to be dedicated, hardworking and shun all acts that could tarnish their hard earned reputation and that of their family.

According to him, people look upto the youths as leaders of tomorrow, hence they needed to avoid acts that could spell negative consequences on their future.

“I encourage you all to serve as role models by detesting acts of corruption in all its ramifications. There is no shortcut to wealth and fame other than hardwork and contentment. The joy of those who ‘cut corners’ to amass wealth are always shortlived and their end are always calamitous. Therefore, I urge you to try as much as possible to be good ambassadors of your parents and the society”, Sadiq urged.

He further charged the youths not to depend solely on white collar jobs, but to be employers of labour and help grow the economy of the country.

Joining EFCC

Sadiq also used the occasion to call on corps members to join the EFCC/NYSC CDs group.

We encourage you to join the EFCC/NYSC CDs Group as it will avail you the opportunity to work with the advocacy arm of the Commission and be in position to serve as change agents by helping to mould kids in schools across the country through the integrity Clubs established in such schools with the help of EFCC”, he said

He, however, warned that the EFCC would leave no stone unturned in bringing anyone who engages in acts of corruption and criminality to justice.




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