EFCC to Nigerians: Take fight against corruption serious
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Benue State in collaboration with National Youth Service Corps and other concerned stakeholders have a staged a road walk against corruption.
The State Zonal Director of EFCC, Mr Johnson Babalola, who led the walk across major streets of Makurdi appealed to Nigerians to take the fight against corruption seriously.
Speaking to journalists in his office, Babalola described corruption as an existential threat and called on the people to help spread the message to every nook and cranny so as to correct the ills in the society.
Expressing the devastating effect of corruption on the nation’s fabrics, the zonal director, attributed rising cases of criminality to corruption, urging Nigerians to assist the EFCC in the fight as is not going to be business as usual.
"We are not going to allow corruption to collapse on our head, we are not going to allow it to kill us, it is an existential threat, it is a threat to the existence of all of us. We are going to bequeath to our younger ones, the younger generation coming after us, a country that all of us will be proud of in the committee of nations."
"We will not allow them to be given a compromised society, many ungoverned spaces in Nigeria today is as a result of corruption. You may not be able to move in distance of 5kms before kidnappers, terrorists will come and attack.
"It's because the very fabric this nation, entire gamut of this nation and national life has been compromised. We are not going to allow it to happen. Henceforth, let us go to wherever we come from, let us tell them that we are starting a new life as a nation and the crusade has started from Makurdi.
"We sending our men to Plateau, Taraba, Nassarawa states all this states are under Makurdi Zone. So it is not going to be business as usual, we are not going to be lone rangers in this crusade,” Babalola said.