The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has called for public collaboration and participation in the fight against corruption, economic and financial crimes in the country.
Magu made this call on Thursday, June 18, 2020 during a live radio phone-in programme on Rima FM 97.1 Sokoto, entitled: “Gyara Kayanka.”
Represented by the Zonal Head, EFCC Sokoto Office, Abdullahi Lawal, Magu said the Commission will continue to pursue its preventive mandate, geared at educating, enlightening and sensitising the public on the dangers of corruption as well as on the Commission’s activities.
He tasked members of the public and participants in the programme to report instances of corruption in the zone to the EFCC as the Commission cannot do it alone. “We must all join hands together to fight the evil called corruption,” he stated.
Magu used the platform to answer questions from the public relating to the Commission’s anti-corruption programmes for the youth and women.
Also addressed were the Commission’s efforts against social media-related financial crimes, unsolicited text messages, ATM/POS fraud, the Commission’s handling of cash recoveries and properties, and the ‘yahoo yahoo’ scourge.
While linking the rising spate of banditry, kidnapping, insurgency and other crimes ravaging the country to corruption, Magu admonished members of the public to be wary of relating with unknown persons at ATM points.