Nigeria’s anti-graft outfit, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is holding an anti-corruption walk in the capital, Abuja.
The march which is led by the Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, is in the lead up to the launch of ‘The Clean Hands Against Corruption Campaign.’ The walk will start from the EFCC’s offices to the Eagle Square.
Magu is joined by other high ranking member of his Commission and several well meaning Nigerians and civil society groups.
The EFCC describes the campaign as: ‘an anti-corruption awareness campaign initiative aimed at ensuring that children and youth abhor Corruption, economic and financial crimes in their totality and commit to live with clean hands.’
The EFCC by the walk is galvanizing efforts towards getting citizens actively involved in the fight against corruption which has over the years bedeviled Africa’s biggest economy.
EFCC tweeted its call to action saying, ‘ENOUGH OF SIDON LOOK. LET US JOIN HANDS AGAINST CORRUPTION.’
ENOUGH OF SIDON LOOK. LET US JOIN HANDS AGAINST CORRUPTION.— EFCC Nigeria (@officialefcc) May 26, 2016
President Buhari made corruption a key electoral mantra together with security and the economy in the lead up to his election. Since then, the EFCC have arraigned several officials before the courts on charges of corruption and misappropriation of funds.
The biggest case being that of Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Advisor, who is alleged to have diverted funds meant to equip the Nigerian army in its fight against the Boko Haram insurgent group.