EFCC Seeks Nigerians Support On Anti-Graft War
The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa has stressed the need for all Nigerians to embrace the fight against corruption, saying that the EFCC alone cannot win the war.
He stated this while receiving members of a civil society organisation, Civil Society Coalition for Transparency and Good Governance, at the Commission’s headquarters, Abuja.
According to the EFCC Chairman “EFCC belongs to all Nigerians and it is not for anybody.
“We realised long ago that the work of the EFCC is not something that it can do alone. Civil Society Organizations and Individuals are all stakeholders, because Nigeria is the only country we have.”
Partner with Civil Organisations
He assured that the EFCC would partner with civil society organisations to ensure that “the mandate of the Commission and what we stand for, which is ensuring good governance, is imbibed and the country is rid of corruption.”
Vice President of the Civil Society Coalition for Transparency and Good Governance, Nse Victor Udeh, lamented the negative impact of corruption on the country.
He said if the country had functional health, educational, aviation, road and other infrastructure, “we will have less to worry about.”
Mr Udeh stated that, apart from scarce resources, corruption was responsible for the failure of public infrastructures.
He pledged the Coalition’s support to the EFCC assuring that “We as civil society are offering ourselves as those who will continue to project the message of ‘say no to corruption’ in whatever form”.