EFCC urges Nigerians to support the fight against corruption

EFCC urges Nigerians to support the fight against corruption

- Abdulrasheed Bawa explains why the EFCC cannot fight corruption alone

- The EFCC boss said Nigerians have a role to play in the anti-graft campaign

- The official disclosed how the war against corruption is linked to good governance

The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has asked Nigerians to embrace the fight against corruption.

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Abdulrasheed Bawa, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has asked Nigerians to embrace the fight against corruption.

The EFCC boss stated that the commission cannot win the fight against corruption alone.

EFCC urges Nigerians to embrace the fight against corruption
Bawa has invited Nigerians to make contributions in checking graft Photo: @officialEFCC
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Bawa made the statement on Monday, April 19, when a civil society organization, Civil Society Coalition for Transparency and Good Governance, visited the EFCC’s headquarters, Abuja.

He said:

''EFCC belongs to all Nigerians and it is not for anybody.

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“We realized long ago that the work of the EFCC is not something that can be done alone. Civil Society Organizations and Individuals are all stakeholders because Nigeria is the only country we have.”

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Bawa noted that the mandate of the EFCC is critical to good governance in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Senator Rochas Okorocha has spoken of the circumstances surrounding his release from the custody of the EFCC.

The Punch reported that Okorocha in a statement on Sunday, Sunday, April 18, by his spokesperson, Sam Onwuemeodo, disclosed that some prominent people helped to secure his release.

According to the former governor’s spokesperson, an unnamed governor from the south-south region, an emir, and a former senator from the north assisted in securing his freedom.

In another report, EFCC has expressed great concern over the rapid increase of fake Twitter accounts masquerading as the genuine handle of the chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa.

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The anti-graft agency in a series of tweets on Sunday, April 18, listed some of the fake Twitter accounts to include: @AbdurasheedBawa, @AbdulrBawa, and @AbdulRashidBawa1.

According to EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, one of the fake handles @AbdulRashidBaw1 was created in February following Bawa's appointment.

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