The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has dismissed the attempt by some people to justify criminal activities with the harsh economic situation in the country, saying ‘facing financial difficulty isn’t a license for anyone to engage in criminal acts’.

Magu stated this in Ede, Osun State, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, while giving a keynote address during the orientation programme for the 2020 Batch ‘A’ Corps members held at the permanent orientation site of the state’s National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

The anti-corruption czar, who was represented by the Commission’s Ibadan Zonal Head, Kanu Idagu, described corruption as a malignant cancer that must be vigorously fought to avoid the negative implication of its existence on national development.

While delivering the address entitled: ‘EFCC and the role of the youths in curbing corruption’, Magu challenged the youth to be alive to the fight against corruption as the future of the nation rests on them.

“Apart from the fact that they (the youth) are considered as the leaders of tomorrow, most economic crimes, especially cybercrimes are committed by young people. It therefore follows that young people must not be mere spectators in the anti-graft campaign. Rather, they should actually be the foot soldiers leading the mass rout of corruption and economic crimes out of our land,” he said.

The EFCC boss was equally represented by the Second-In-Command to the Ibadan zonal head, Bright Igeleke, at the Oyo State NYSC orientation camp at Iseyin, to deliver his message.

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March 18, 2020