ANTI-GRAFT AGENCIES URGED TO TAKE THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION TO MDAs
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC says Nigeria is regarded as one of the countries with most extensive and deeply entrenched culture of corruption on the Africa Continent.
The South East Zonal Head of the Commission, Dr Adamu Hamisu Danmusa stated this on the occasion of African Anti corruption Day in Enugu.
The Heads of State and Government of the African Union adopted the African convention on prevention and combating corruption on eleventh July, 2013 and declared the day African Anti-Corruption Day.
To commemorate the day in Enugu, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC South East Headquarters, organized a road walk known as African Anti-corruption Road Walk along major roads in Enugu metropolis.
The Road walk which began at the EFCC Zonal Headquarters, Federal Government College Road, Independence Layout, through seven other major roads in the metropolis ended at Michael Okpara Square, Enugu.
Addressing Participants, the South East Zonal Head of EFCC, Dr. Adamu Hamisu Danmusa said the culture of corruption manifested in the increasing number of corruption related investigations, litigations, convictions and recoveries made so far by the commission.
Dr. Danmusa however solicited for support and co-operation of all Nigerians to make meaningful progress in restoring transparency, accountability and due process in governance.
In an interview, a member of Probity in Nigeria Anti-corruption, Mr. Ben Motuanya and a Youth Service Corps member, Mr. Emmanuel Obeluogu regretted that corruption had done a colossal damage to the growth and development of the nation.
They called on anti-graft agencies to also do more to take the fight against corruption to various government institutions, Ministries Departments and Agencies but not targeting only individuals.
The Commission also used the road walk to sensitize the public on anti corruption concert that will hold on Saturday this week at IMT International Conference Center, Campus Three, Independence Layout Enugu.