The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ola Olukoyede has vowed to tackle looters of public funds, drainers of resources and other corrupt persons in Nigeria to make room for growth and development across the country.
Olukoyede stated this at a Road Walk held in commemoration of the 2023 International Anti-Corruption Day in Abuja.
The EFCC Chairman stressed that the Commission under his watch would not allow resources meant for Economic growth and greater good of Nigerians to be cornered by looters and that every stolen fund would be recovered to develop social systems in the country.
Olukoyede condemned the hurtful effects of corruption on Nigerians, promising that the anti-corruption mandate of the EFCC is being refocused to stimulate growth and development in all the sectors of the economy.
On the theme of the 2023 International Anti-Corruption Day, UNCAC@20: Uniting the World against Corruption, Olukoyede stated that the whole world must come together to fight corruption as he expressed the will to approach the international Community for the recovery of stolen funds kept abroad.
The Road Walk which started at the Abuja Zonal Command of the EFCC in Wuse district through some major roads in Maitama, witnessed massive turn out of Nigerians from all walks of life, including Staff of the EFCC, Civil Society Organizations, Representatives of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, the Police, Armed Forces, National Youth Service Corps members, Women groups, the Media and other key players.
The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, who was represented by the Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory, Haruna Garba expressed delight with the Road Walk, describing it as a demonstration of renewed hope of progress in Nigeria.
The Chief of Air Staff , Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar who was represented by Group Captain Abdulahi Abu, expressed support for the EFCC in its crusade against corruption and called on every Nigerian to continue to support the operations of the Commission.
The Road Walk also held in all fourteen Zonal Commands of the EFCC.
(Editor: Ena Agbanoma)