Anti-graft agency canvasses for support to fight corruption

    The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has called on members of the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers, (NURTW), to fully support the agency’s anti-corruption crusade as the EFCC cannot do it alone.

    Magu, who received the delegation of the NURTW led by its president, Alhaji Najeem Usman Yasin, at the EFCC Headquarters, Abuja, on Tuesday emphasized the importance of a collective effort in executing the war against corruption.

    “The EFCC cannot fight corruption alone, and we need your assistance in the area of creating awareness in order for Nigerians to understand the effect of corruption on the society,” he said.

    He urged the union’s leadership to assist the anti-graft agency by exposing corrupt members who are involved in shady deals, stressing that some corrupt individuals use public transportation for money laundering activities.

    “I know corruption will fight back, but we must not allow corruption to kill Nigeria, and in the end we will win,” he said.

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    Appreciating the EFCC boss for his courage and determination, Yasin, noted that the expectations from the anti-graft agency were no doubt enormous, adding that the union’s support was certain.

    “We believe that your choice as chairman is in recognition of the sacrifices and courage you exhibited in handling complex investigations during the foundational years of the agency, and we assure you that we will give you all the needed support,” Yasin said.

    Yasin, who is also the vice President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, (NLC) was accompanied by Chief Elijah Joe Uwuomokpo, the deputy president; Comrade Clement Wetkur, the general secretary; Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa, treasurer; Chief Odion Okiye, member, Alhaji Mohammed Kiruwa, the zone 6 chairman, and Alhaji Kabiru Ado Yau, deputy general secretary.