Agency intends to fight corruption through enlightenment of citizens

The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, on Thursday in Abuja said the agency couldn’t effectively fight corruption with less than 3,000 personnel in a country of 160 million people.

He disclosed this during the distribution of a book, titled: The Monster Called Corruption and the Monkey Leaders, which was jointly produced by the EFCC and the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).

Lamorde noted that the agency had been focusing its attention on prevention of corruption through enlightenment and education of the citizens.

David Tukura, who represented the chairman, stated that the anti-graft war could only be won when everybody is on board.

“Corruption is indeed a scourge. We have to combat it. To this end, public enlightenment is critical to success in the fight against corruption, hence the engagement of schools at all levels,” he said.                                   

The Executive Secretary of UBEC, Ahmed Modibo, who represented the Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike emphasised the need for greater transparency in the UBEC process, in order to improve access and the quality of education.

He said enlightenment and education on anti-corruption would enable students improve on their personal knowledge and also encourage them to expose those involved in corrupt practices.

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