The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), will
hold a special 10 million-man march against corruption on February 14.
The commission’s acting chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, disclosed this in Ibadan on Wednesday, during an official visit to the zonal office of the anti-graft agency.
Magu said the youths will be the core drivers of the march, adding that it will hold simultaneously across all the states of the federation.
“I therefore seek the cooperation of all Nigerians across all strata. I believe with our collective effort, we can rescue our nation from the crippling jaws of corruption,” he said.
According to the EFCC boss, 2019 was a great year for the commission as it recorded a number of unprecedented successes.
He noted that 2020 promises to be better and greater, as the commission is poised to work harder and intensify efforts in stamping out corruption in the country.
“We will be harder on looters. We will pursue them more vigorously and ensure that they return their loots. We promise Nigerians that we will maintain our standard of ensuring that there is no sacred cow in the fight against corruption,” the EFCC boss said.
He added that despite the numerous challenges, the commission has remained focused and transparent in its activities.
“This is why I took you round our facilities on arrival. We have made it a point of duty to ensure that no officer infringe on the fundamental human right of any suspect. We ensure constant training for our officers to bring them up-to-date in the internationally-rated crime fighting techniques,” Magu stated.