EFCC Chairman Says Nigeria Can Stop Corruption

Mr. Ola Olukoyede,

In a powerful Eid-al-Kabir message, Mr. Ola Olukoyede, the Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), urged Nigerians to intensify their efforts against corruption. Speaking in Abuja on Sunday, June 16, 2024, Olukoyede emphasized the importance of collective action to combat economic and financial crimes.

Olukoyede’s goodwill message to Muslim faithful across the country underscored the significance of Eid-al-Kabir’s teachings. He highlighted that the festival’s lessons of forbearance, sacrifice, faith, and hope should inspire a renewed commitment to the anti-corruption battle.

“The lessons of forbearance, sacrifice, faith, and hope in Almighty Allah which Eid teaches should imbue in us a fresh desire to please God and serve our nation without corrupt practices. We should renew our efforts towards fighting all forms of economic and financial crimes,” Olukoyede stated.

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Expressing confidence in Nigeria’s ability to defeat corruption, Olukoyede stressed that this victory requires the concerted efforts of all stakeholders involved in the anti-corruption movement. He rejected the notion that Nigerians are inherently corrupt, asserting that there is nothing fundamentally wrong with the nation’s character.

“It is obvious that we can attain peace, love, progress, and unity of purpose for a Nigeria free of corruption and unsavoury practices. Let’s keep building. Let’s keep attacking every threat to our progress. Let’s keep fighting economic and financial crimes together,” he declared.

In his concluding remarks, Olukoyede extended his best wishes to Nigerians for a joyous Eid-al-Kabir celebration.

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