May 23, 2024

EFCC inaugurates more ‘Integrity Clubs’ in Lagos, Makurdi

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EFCC inaugurates ‘More Integrity Clubs’ in Lagos, Makurdi

Glory Ebomah

The Lagos State Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, May 12, 2023, inaugurated the EFCC Integrity Club in Methodist Boys’ High School, Victoria Island, Lagos State.

Speaking on the occasion, the Executive Chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, urged the students to be anti-corruption ambassadors.

Bawa, who was represented by ACE 1 Michael T. Wetkas, Zonal Commander, Lagos Command of EFCC, also urged the students to uphold the core values of the club, which are integrity, discipline, honesty, and patriotism.

He said: “As students, youths and leaders of tomorrow, you need to have deeper insights into the havoc being wreaked on our nation by the monster of corruption.

“You are expected to channel your creative energies into useful engagements and not into dishonest and dubious means of cheating others of their resources.”

In his remarks, Umoh Felix, a teacher and patron of the club, expressed his gratitude to the EFCC for inaugurating the club in the school, while urging the students to shun any involvement in acts of corruption and financial crimes.

According to him, “We are ready to partner with the EFCC in the fight against economic and financial crimes by speaking up against corrupt practices within the school and the environment at large.”

About 250 students took the oath of service alongside the executives.

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The Head Boy of the School, Oche Ochefu, in his vote of thanks, appreciated the EFCC for the honour done to the school and pledged to join the rest of the students in lending their voices against economic and financial crimes.

In a related development, another EFCC Integrity Club was inaugurated at NKST Secondary School, High-Level Makurdi, Benue State.

EFCC inaugurates ‘More Integrity Clubs’ in Lagos, Makurdi

The Executive Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa who was also represented by the Head, Public Affairs, Makurdi Zonal Command, CSE Adeniran Adebayo Samuel, urged the students to be of exemplary conduct and to make integrity their guide.

“I hope that every member of the Club and the entire school community will embrace the values and regulations of the Club and in the process, make Nigeria better and greater, “he said.

He urged the students to be Anti-Corruption ambassadors in their school, community and society at large. Thirty students took the oath of service.

NKST School Principal, Mr Tyoor Terngu, commended the EFCC for establishing the Club, “We are happy that we are now part of the EFCC Integrity Club and we promise to lead by example”.

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