EFCC Creative Youth Initiative to launch Diaspora action against corruption
By Rosemary Onuoha
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Creative Youth Initiative against Corruption (CYIaC) has concluded plans to launch anticorruption movement in the Diaspora.
The corruption prevention project tagged; “Diaspora Nigeria Action against Corruption Initiative (DNA Action)” will be Flagged–off in collaboration with the Association of Nigerian Professionals in Ireland, Dublin, as part of activities for 2017 national day celebration in October.
According to Foluke Michael, Project Director, CYIAC, DNA Action will broaden the base for a coalition of groups abroad, with the primary goal to tackle corruption, canvass support for EFCC outside Nigeria and work jointly with experts to move Nigeria up on the corruption index table – (CPI & TI). The group will further create a platform for discourse on the benefits of ridding Nigeria of corruption and support the anti-corruption prevention measures as it relates to children and youth reorientation.
The Europe Director of DNA Action, Mr. Olajide Ademola Ajayi said there was no better time than now for Diaspora Nigerians to get involved in the advocacy against corruption to move the nation forward. The group is currently reaching out to Nigerian communities worldwide for global campaign against corruption.
DNA Action will facilitate town hall meetings in major countries across all continents (Asia, America, South America, Oceania etc) in collaboration with the Nigerian embassies.
“The CYIaC is aimed at sensitizing children and youth on the ills of corruption through creative development, self-awareness and reorientation. The laudable initiative was flagged off in October 4, 2016 in Abuja by the EFCC Chairman; it has since reached thousands of children and youth with a vision and overriding message on a new Nigeria free from corruption. The 2017 Nationwide program will commence by September 1, 2017. The project is designed to empower millions of Nigeria children and Youth in six geopolitical zones in Nigeria,” Ajayi said.
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