BREAKING! EFCC to NANS: Join Us in Fighting Cybercrimes

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The Executive Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ola Olukoyede, has charged the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, to partner with the Commission in the fight against economic and financial crimes.

He made this call recently in Benin-City, Edo State when he hosted executives of NANS, Joint Campus Council, Edo State Chapter at the Benin Zonal Command of the Commission.

Olukoyede who spoke through the Benin Zonal commander, Assistant Commander of the EFCC, ACE 1 Kanu Idagu, urged the students leaders to see themselves as important stakeholders in the fight against economic and financial crimes. “As students leaders, you are expected to be role models in conduct, character, integrity and accountability”, he said.

He tasked the leaders to continually discourage their fellow students from indulging in internet crimes, maintaining that there is no virtue in get-rich-quick syndrome driving many youths into the crimes. “There is no shortcut to wealth and success. Internet fraud is not a sustainable way of life. Internet fraud diminishes our image as a nation. So the Commission will continue to discharge its responsibilities within the ambit of the law, without fear or favour in this regard” he said.

Earlier in his speech, Chairman, NANS JCC Edo State, Ehis Daniel, commended the Commission for offering his group an opportunity to dialogue with its officials. He expressed willingness of his group to collaborate with the EFCC in educating and sensitizing students of tertiary institutions on the ills of corruption, economic and financial crimes. “We propose to organise joint awareness campaigns to educate students about the dangers of financial crimes and promote ethical behaviour”, he said. He further added that “we seek to collaborate on capacity building initiatives to enhance students’ understanding of financial literacy, integrity and ethics.”

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