- EFCC has advised Nigerian youths to shun all forms of social vices
- The acting chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, gave the advice on Friday, November 8, at OAU, Ife
- Magu, however, warned them against quick means to become rich
Nigerian youths have been advised to shun all forms of corruption and corrupt activities and follow their dream religiously in order to make good impacts in the society.
Legit.ng reports that the plea was made by the acting chairman of the Economic Finance and Crime Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Friday, November 8, at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife in Osun state.
The EFCC boss urged the youth to patiently follow their dream through to success and always stay away from criminal acts in order not to fall into the raging hand of the law.
Magu was represented by the Ibadan zonal head of the commission, Friday Ebelo, at the 2019 symposium of the National Association of Philosophy Students (NAPS), OAU branch.
He admonished the students to take their studies seriously and always look inwards to discover and nurture their talents to maturity, adding that with diligence and persistence success was sure for them.
Magu, however, cautioned them against joining the band wagon of the quest to ‘blow’ - the modern slang that depicts desperation for quick wealth, insisting that such mental state could push them into committing crimes which may in turn cut short their dreams.
“At the individual level, every youth must shun all temptation to be corrupt or be corrupted by any means. They must realise that the only way to success is hard work. The fast way only leads to destruction. Grow, don’t blow! An attempt to sacrifice steady growth on the alter of a ‘blowing success’ is an invitation to self-destruct,” he noted.
While lamenting the disturbing trend in the involvement of the Nigerian youths in internet-related crimes, Magu challenged them to re-direct their energy into positive activities that would benefit them and the Nigerian nation.
He said the EFCC is doing its best to ensure that the exceptional talents of the Nigerian youths are properly harnessed and put into appropriate use in the nation building efforts.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the EFCC said that 890 convictions were secured by the commission within January and October 2019.
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