The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said that it was not against state governments or any person, but fighting to end corruption in Nigeria.
The South-South Zonal Director of the EFCC, Nnaghe Obono-Itam, made this remarks shortly after the commission’s walk against corruption in Port Harcourt on Monday to mark this year’s World Anti-corruption Day.
Obono-Itam described the anti-corruption crusade of the Federal Government as a moving train, adding that those who were against the EFCC’s fight against graft had come to realise that the campaign was aimed at saving Nigeria from the grip of corrupt persons.
He observed that this year’s walk against corruption was joined by market women, youths, and people from all walks of life, adding that the commission will not relent in bringing corrupt people to book.
This year’s commemoration of the World Anti-Corruption Day in Port Harcourt, according to him, was organised by the EFCC in conjunction with civil society organisations.
Obono-Itam said, “EFCC is not against any state government; EFCC is for transparency, for accountability and we say a big no to corruption.
“The fight against corruption is like a moving train; we will keep moving. Whatever obstacle we meet on the way, we will cross it. As we leave the trace on the surfaces, more and more people will join the train because it is large enough to carry all Nigerians.
“Every December 9th is observed as World Anti-corruption Day. Being that it is not a working day, EFCC decided to observe it today, Monday December 10, 2018.
“As you can see, we are partnering Social Action and other civil society groups that have come on board to join the effort to intensify the fight against corruption.
“Before now, some groups have been fighting against the EFCC, but it is a good thing that today, they are all on our side and we are taking this war to everywhere. The significance of the campaign is that we are united to say no to corruption.
“Corruption cannot kill Nigeria; corruption will not kill Nigeria. And for it not to kill the country, we will continue the fight,” he added. – Punch
– Dec. 10, 2018 @ 19:05 GMT |