EFCC Boss, Bawa, Tasks KWASU Students on Corruption

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Thursday, called on students of the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, to imbibe the virtue of hardwork and moral discipline in order to redeem the country from the shackles of corruption.

Bawa’s admonition was contained in a keynote address entitled, “The EFCC And The Role of The Youths In Curbing Cybercrime” , delivered on his behalf by the Head, Public Affairs Department, Ilorin Zonal Command of the EFCC, Ayodele Babatunde, at the 2020/2021 Orientation Programme organised by Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences for fresh students of the University.

The EFCC boss reminded the students that they were being looked up to as leaders of tomorrow and urged them not to let the country down.

“There is no gain saying the fact that youths are considered as the leaders of tomorrow. Regrettably, most economic crimes especially cybercrimes are committed by young people.

New students at the orientation programme

“Our youths must avoid the temptation of being lured into corruption and other unwholesome acts that can tarnish the good name of their parents and that of the country”, he said.

While inviting the students to take ownership of the fight against corruption, the EFCC Chair said: “Young people must not be mere spectators in the anti-graft campaign. Rather, they should actually be the foot soldiers leading the mass rout of corruption and economic crimes out of our land”.

According to him, it is no use lamenting that things are not right with our country.

“We are inviting you to lend a hand in helping us build a society where there is respect for law and order and where impunity is a thing of the past.

“We urge you, when you see something, to say something; and EFCC will do something,” Bawa said.

Ayodele Babatunde, Head, Public Affairs Dept., Ilorin Office, Representing EFCC Boss

The anti-graft czar also expressed the desire of the Commission to strengthen relationship with all stakeholders (KWASU inclusive) with a view to ensure that there was no hiding place for criminals in the society.

While urging the students to always shun corruption and be good ambassadors of their parents and the school, the EFCC boss warned that the full weight of the law would be applied on anyone caught in any act of corruption, whether high or low.

Earlier, the Dean, Student Affairs, Professor Emmanuel Ajani advised students to always be of good conduct and be dedicated to their studies.

He said that the University authority frowned at any act that has to do with hooliganism, violence, cultism, corruption and other related vices, adding that any one caught would be dealt with according to the school rules and regulations.

He appreciated the EFCC for its strides in riding the country of corruption, promising that the school would give the Commission all the needed support to succeed in the fight

Edited by Felix Ajide