The Ag. EFCC Chairman, Abdulkarim Chukkol has enjoined serving Nigerian youth to shun criminality and be agents of change in the fight against financial and economic crimes, including corruption, in Nigeria.
Chukkol delivered this message in his address to NYSC 2023 Batch B2 corps members at Mustapha Umar Arabic College, NYSC Orientation Camp, Maiduguri, Borno State, through the Maiduguri Zonal Commander of the Commission, ACE I Oshodi Johnson, on Thursday, August 31, 2023.
The Chairman assured the youth of the commission’s dedication to harnessing your intelligence and energy for greater public good in their areas of primary assignments, emphasizing the need for public ownership of the fight against corruption and adding that the youth have roles to play in sensitizing the public on the menace of corrupt practices.
In a similar message, Chukkol also urged the corps members in Edo to see themselves as important stakeholders in the anti-graft war.
“The message to you all is that you should become whistleblowers in any place where you find yourself by reporting acts that fail the simple test of integrity,” the EFCC boss stated.
He enjoined them to make positive use of the internet saying, “The internet does not necessarily have to be an avenue to impersonate, manipulate and fabricate lies to defraud others. Let the youths begin to use the internet for socially desirable things like offering digital solutions to the needs of industries, homes, governments and other engagement of life.”
In Nassarawa, Chukkol decried the involvement of youth in internet-related fraud and urged them to shun such practices. She further encouraged the corps members to make use of all platforms available to them to report all acts of economic and financial crimes.
The sensitisation message was done in all the NYSC scheme’s orientation camp through delegation of from the EFCC zonal command.