Nigerians Support Fight Against Corruption As EFCC Holds Anti-Corruption March
Nigerians across the country rallied against corruption on Tuesday during the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s anti-corruption march, led by Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu.
The anti-graft agency hosted the walk in order to raise awareness of the EFCC’s fight against corruption.
Speaking in Lagos, EFCC Acting Head of Operations Mohammed Rabo described the walk as a way of showing the world that the agency and country will not give up on the fight against corruption. Mr. Rabo added that though corruption is fighting back, the agency is also recording success in its bid to eradicate corruption in Nigeria.
“This is a fight we shall fight to the end. It is a fight for everybody and the nation and we shall not stop. Corruption is the highest evil in the nation and we shall continue to fight and not get tired.
“Corruption is fighting back seriously, but we are giving it punches and we shall show that we are equal to the task,” he told a crowd in Lagos.
Among the participants in the walk was Joe Odumakin, president of the Women Arise for Change Initiative. She challenged the anti-graft agency to declare a state of emergency within the economic sector of the country to enable corruption to be fought to the end.
“Nigerians must own the fight against corruption. The people should unite against corruption for us to persevere against corruption.
“If the people do not rise, corruption will kill all of us. A state of emergency should be declared within the sector so that corruption will know it has become an orphan and the perpetrators should be brought to book,” she declared.
Human rights lawyer Inibehe Effiong was also present and called on Nigerians to support the EFCC’s fight against corruption.
“The looters of this country should not be allowed to steal and loot unchallenged. This is part of an awareness program and a strategy to mobilize people. Though some cases may be lost, it does not mean the fight has been lost.
“The people should continue to support the fight against corruption because we don’t have an alternative other than to support the fight against corruption,” he said.
See photos of the march below:
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