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Fight against corruption : Over 700 Corps members, EFCC takes campaign to Calabar

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The streets of Calabar, the capital city of Cross River State went agog today as Members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme in the state in collaboration with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) joined the rest of the 36 states of the Federation and the FCT for a sensitization campaign tagged, “Walk Against Corruption”.

The Campaign which was targeted at intensifying ways of curbing the menace of corruption, as well as sensitizing the public on the negative impacts of corruption witnessed a huge turn out from both institutions.

State Coordinator, Eddy Megwa being interviewed by newsmen during the event.

Speaking during the campaign, State Coordinator of NYSC Cross River State, Mr. Eddy Megwa appreciated the Corps Members for their presence and eagerness to be part of the fight against corruption in the nation. He urged them to ensure they speak to everyone on the importance of eradicating corruption even after the sensitization programme.

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He stressed on the importance of doing the right thing at the right time. He said, “Everyone should be good and do the right thing at the right time. We need to shun bribery, corruption and change our lifestyles for the betterment of the nation”.

Also in his address, EFCC Head of Forensic, Mr Benedict Agweye stated that the EFCC has the mandate to fight corruption as well as maintain a zero tolerance to all related activities. He described the campaign as “a sanitizer and warning from the EFCC to one and all.” He added that no one will be left unpunished or unsanctioned if after the campaign people fail to avoid corruption.

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Agweye further gave a record of top government officials who have been apprehended and imprisoned even from the ruling party. He therefore employed the youths to help in the fight against corruption since the EFCC cannot do it alone.

“Youths are the leaders of tomorrow and to secure ‘the tomorrow’, we must run a corruption free nation. Also note that, what we cannot fight together today may fight against us by tomorrow; so let us rise and say no to corruption”, he expressed.

In their remarks, Corps Members expressed confidence in the effectiveness of the campaign and how it will impact positively on the lives of Nigerians.

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More than 700 corps members and other interest group participated in the walk that started from Calabar Municipal Council Headquarters and terminated at the Millennium Park in the State capital.

(Calabar NYSC News)

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