EFCC Collaborates With UISAPC To End Corruption In Nigerian Universities
Following the ratings of Nigeria as among the top corrupt countries, the Ilorin Zonal Commander of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Michael Nzekwe, has decided to engage its workforce to work with student bodies and relevant stakeholders in fighting corruption in schools and campuses in the State.
This was disclosed by the Assistant Commander of the EFCC, Nzekwe on Thursday, March 16, 2023, while playing host to a delegation of University of Ilorin Independent Students’ Anti-Corrupt Practices Commission, UISAPC, at the Command’s new office on No 10, Oko Close, Station Road, GRA, Ilorin.
In a statement, the Commander, who expressed delight over the visit said it was first of such to be hosted by the Command since it moved to its new office on Monday, March 13, 2023.
He said, “the role of the youths is fundamental to winning the fight against corruption as the future of the country lies in their hands”.
Nzekwe described the visit as “unique and timely” adding that, “it is an engagement which falls under Objective 4 of the EFCC Strategic Plan 2021 -2025, that requires the Commission to collaborate with stakeholders in the fight against corruption”. He urged the students, as leaders of tomorrow to be good ambassadors of their home and their country by striving to be above board in character and conduct at all times.
He assured the delegation that the Command would render all assistance permissible by law for them to realise their set goals noting that, “the task of fighting corruption is one that requires collaborative efforts.”
Earlier, Chairman, Unilorin Independent Anti-Corrupt Practices Commission, UISAPC, Bagbansora Fahd Taiwo, while commending the EFCC and the good works of the Command, expressed the readiness of his members to lend support to the Command in mobilizing students against cybercrime and other forms of corruption in tertiary institutions in the State.
“The UISAPC is duly registered with the Authorities of the University of Ilorin and we have our members cut across all faculties in the school. Therefore, I promise you of our solid support and cooperation in your efforts to fight corruption and other related vices”, Taiwo assured.