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Women urged to lead fight against graft

27 March 2015, 08:46 Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Women have been urged to play a key role in the fight against corruption in the country.

The call came at a just-ended workshop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in collaboration with the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) organised for women, civil society and community-based groups in Ibadan, Oyo State.

“The power to liberate our nation as one blighted by deep-rooted corruption, lies in the hands of women,” said Wakili Mohammed, EFCC Internal Affairs Director, said.

Dr Kemi Wale-Olaitan, Director of the Association for the Advancement of Womanhood, highlighted the need for women to be empowered into the gender policy on corruption.

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“Women should be considered and empowered to nurture the coming generations on the importance of anti-crime crusades, for a better today and a stronger tomorrow, for changed adults and passionate youth,” she said.

Betty Akeredolu, Founder/President, Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria, challenged women to be agents of change in the fight against the scourge.

“Women must be able to come up with valuable ideas and be ready to partner with EFCC and other non-governmental organisations to be able to make the desired change in their various communities and the country at large,” said Akeredolu.

The workshop in Ibandan was part of initiatives EFCC to engage stakeholders in the fight against corruption.

- CAJ News


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