The Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Port Harcourt Zonal Head, Usman Imam has warned youths to stay away from all acts of criminality and easy money.
Imam spoke after the Ten million man walk against corruption organised by the EFCC and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Imam declared that young people must be vanguards of the fight against corruption because their future depends on it.
“The future that the Nigerian youth deserves is not going to be secured through corruption and engagement in acts of criminality such as cyber crime, advanced fee fraud and money laundering. They can secure a blissful future through pursuit of legitimate businesses and vocations.
“The youths must shun criminality and strive to rescue the country from the grips of corruption. They are to take ownership of the anti graft war. For this reason, it is imperative that we sensitize the them and recruit them to fight in the anti corruption army.
“This message is inviting all Nigerian youths from all nooks and crannies to say no to corruption and together we can win the war. If everybody is determined and we wrestle down corruption then we can build functioning and effective institution and take our position within the committee of nations.
“Wherever the youths are found, they should embrace this call and tell themselves that they will fight corruption, say no to corruption also stay away from it.
“The youths should stay away from looking for easy money through internet fraud, cyber crime and 419 instead they should embrace hardwork and find ways to make it as a society.” He said.
The State coordinator, NYSC, Rivers State, Mr Chinwendu Chukwu represented by Assistant Director, Corps Inspection and Monitoring, Mrs. Agulue Okoye reminded corps members that they are change agents that are expected to trigger change in any part of the country where they are found.
” We want to use this medium to tell other organizations that the NYSC is the willing bride that most organisations come around to partner with because our youths who are also leaders of tomorrow are change agents and they trigger us the different change we need in the different corners of the nation.
” Corps members are agents of change and they are youths as well, their involvement in this walk is to further sensitize the public on the effects of corruption in the society” he said.
He assured EFCC that Corp members will carry the fight against corruption down to their different places of primary assignments.