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Censors Board, EFCC lead youths on Walk Against Corruption campaign in FCT



The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday led hundreds of youths on a Walk Against Corruption’ in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Nigeria News Agency reports that other stakeholders that joined the anti-corruption rally included members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC),  Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), among others.

Mr Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said that the involvement of Nigerian youths in the anti-graft campaign was crucial because corruption had harmful effects on them as future leaders.

He therefore urged youths, irrespective of status and background to speak up against corruption and demand accountability and integrity from public office holders.

“We urge Nigerian youths to join the campaign against corruption because it affects not just today but their bright future.

“As a commission, we are determined to win the war against corruption in all its forms, and we have decided to work with a Nigerians,” he said.

Mr Adedayo Thomas, the Executive Director of the NFVCB,  appreciated the EFCC for championing the crusade for a corruption-free Nigeria, and therefore pledged the his organisation’s continuous support for the commission.

He said that organising such a campaign on Valentine Day was significant because every genuine lover of Nigeria must work toward its peace and prosperity.

“Today, we at the NFVCB, the regulator of the film industry, stand in solidarity with our youths that have made themselves available to support the crusade and the fight against corruption.

“We are proud to always support any initiative that will stop corruption and all economic malpractices, including illicit trading on all unapproved films and video works.”

Similarly, Mr Ayuba Wabba, President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), expressed worry over the rate of corruption in Nigeria, saying it was contributing to youths` unemployment.

Wabba said that issue of corruption in the country was alarming in almost all the sectors, which according to him, would continue to increase unemployment.

Mr Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, explained that the essence of the match on the Valentine Day was to catch the attention of youths and to involve them in the fight against corruption.

Dare said that the programme was to sensitise them on the need to give maximum support to EFCC to avoid denying them of their future.

Edited By: Grace Yussuf

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