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Govt employment agency urged to fight graft

24 April 2014, 07:38Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has charged management and staff of National Directorate of Employment (NDE) to up the fight against such crimes in the country.

EFCC Deputy Director, Public Affairs, Osita Nwajah, gave the charge during anti-corruption sensitization programme organized by the commission for staff of NDE in Abuja.

“The essence of this programme is to take the anti-graft campaign to the workplace, and encourage workers to have a buy-in, as the EFCC alone cannot fight and win the war against corruption in Nigeria,” he said.

According to him, the “cankerworm” of corruption fed on poverty, ignorance, unemployment and fear of the unknown.

“These are subordinate monsters that the NDE is uniquely placed and empowered to deal with; that is why EFCC considers NDE a key partner in the war against corruption.”

He added that the enlightenment and sensitization programme gives chance to advance strategic partnership, from the point of the preventive mandate of the EFCC, which blends with the goal of the NDE to build a society of virile, self employed and uniquely empowered citizens.

Head, Enlightenment and Reorientation Unit of the EFCC, Aisha Larai Musa, advised staff of the NDE to be proactive and report anybody suspected to be involved in acts of corruption.

The Director General of the NDE, Mallam Abubakar Mohammed commended the commission for the initiative.

He said the exercise would serve as a catalyst towards the promotion of transparency and accountability in the workplace.

– CAJ News


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