The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, AbdulKarim Chukkol has urged the media to beam its searchlight on rising cases of internet and Cybercrimes which has become a menace to the socio-economic activities of Kaduna State.
He gave the charge on Wednesday, August 30th, 2023 through ACE I Aisha Abubakar, Acting Zonal Commander, Kaduna Zonal Command during a one-day sensitization programme tagged “Workshop on Economic and Financial Crimes Reporting for Journalists”.
While presenting his speech, she said that apart from denying victims their hard-earned money the activities of these fraudsters will have a tendency to smear the image of our country which will discourage hard work and lawful engagements.
While reiterating that the Commission remains committed and resolute in ensuring the fight against corruption is won at all levels, the Commission maintains that intensifying and harmonising efforts of all stakeholders in the anti-corruption fight are key to providing solutions to emerging trends in fraudulent practices.
The Head, Media and Publicity, DCE Wilson Uwujaren described the media engagement as an avenue to strengthen collaborative ties with veritable stakeholders in order to collectively harness ideas of common interest towards the success of the anti-corruption fight.
Hajia Asma’u Halilu, Chairperson of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Kaduna State described the engagement as timely, comprehensive and dynamic such that they are better exposed to the activities of the commission which will help them contribute effortlessly to the anti-corruption fight. Participants drawn from different media organizations in Kaduna at the event were exposed to a series of activities of the commission, laws guiding prosecuting cases as well as challenges faced.