Corruption and Underdevelopment

EFCC to deepen synergy with NYSC in Borno, Sokoto


Maiduguri Zonal Commander of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Shuaibu Umar, has reiterated the resolve of the Commission to deepen the existing relationship, collaboration, and synergy with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the fight against graft.

He said this on Tuesday during a courtesy visit to the Borno State Coordinator of the NYSC, at the Federal Secretariat, Maiduguri.

Assistant Commander EFCC (Ii) Umar, accompanied on the visit by Jonson Ojogbane, Deputy Director, Legal and Prosecution, said his presence was aimed at strengthening the existing relationships and synergy with the NYSC.

He said: “The sensitization activities carried out by the NYSC/EFCC Anticorruption Community Development Group in secondary schools, market places, religious institutions and Anticorruption Road Walk Campaigns is a welcome development and there is the need for proper re-orientation amongst the youth to check the get rich syndrome.”

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ACE II Umar stressed that fighting corruption is not the work of the EFCC alone, adding that all hands must be on deck in order to achieve the mandate of the Commission of ridding Nigeria of all economic and financial crimes. State Coordinator Nura Umar promised to ensure that the EFCC achieved its mandate through continued collaboration.

In a related development, the Ag. Commander, Sokoto Zonal Command of the EFCC, ACE Aliyu Yunusa has also called for enhanced cooperation and collaboration between the EFCC and the NYSC in fighting economic and financial crimes.
Yunusa made the call during a working visit to the NYSC State Secretariat today Tuesday, 7th June, 2022.

According to the Ag. Commander, “the NYSC has been and remains a critical partner to the EFCC in the execution of its mandate of ridding Nigeria of economic and financial crimes.

“Since the EFCC cannot fight these twin monsters alone, the NYSC whenever called upon has made available a steady supply of educated young men and women with the desire to serve this country wholeheartedly.”

The Sokoto State NYSC Coordinator, Muhammad Nakamba while responding assured the EFCC of the Corp’s readiness to continue to partner with the EFCC in the fight against corruption.

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