EFCC to hold nation-wide walk against corruption

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it will stage an anti-corruption walk on Tuesday to further encourage Nigerians on the need to shun corruption.

A statement from the EFCC’s head of media and publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said the walk will hold simultaneously in 10 states of the federation where the commission currently has offices.

According to the statement, the walk which will be led by the acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, is part of activities to mark the second year of this administration’s fight against corruption.

The ruling All Progressives Congress led by President Muhammadu Buhari will on May 29 attain its second year since the party assumed leadership of Nigeria, and began its plan to fight corruption in the country.

According to the statement, the EFCC, says it will involve various stakeholders from major sectors of the economy in the rally.

“The EFCC walk against corruption is expected to feature stakeholders from diverse sectors including the organized labour, youth organizations, women groups, civil society organizations, and lots more. The exercise is expected to hold simultaneously in all the cities where the EFCC currently have offices. These include Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Gombe, Ibadan, Benin, Maiduguri, Kano and Kaduna.

“In Abuja, the walk is expected to take off from the EFCC head office in Wuse 2, with brief stop at the Unity Fountain where invited groups are to join the procession,” the statement said.

First published on: Premium Times, 21.05.17

EFCC to hold nation-wide walk against corruption

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