The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, has fortified co-operation with the National Youth Service Corps in a bid to seek more means of engagement with youths in the country so as to combat crimes.
The Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, made disclosed this when he visited the Director-General of NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim.
This was in a statement signed and made available to newsmen by Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, Director, Press and Public Relations of the scheme in Abuja on Thursday.
Magu said that youths are at the centre of the development advancement of every nation, while the NYSC scheme has been the leading agency of youth development since its inception.
According to him, there is the need to harness the multiple potentials of Nigerian youths for national development and increase the fight against corruption.
“If the EFCC has achieved anything at all, the NYSC has been a critical partner in EFCC’s achievement and we can only build on what we have achieved.
“We want to further explore other areas of engagement of the Nigerian youths. The only recognised agency that can help us in harnessing the energy of the Nigerian youths is the NYSC,” Magu said.
Responding, the NYSC DG assured EFCC of boosting the existing relationship between the two agencies.
He told Magu that Nigerians appreciate the efforts of the commission and its crusade against corrupt practices in the country.
Ibrahim said the NYSC mobilises more than 350,000 corps members annually, adding that the scheme was ready to assist the commission through enlightenment and effective sensitisation on the dangers of corruption.
“We are always available and we are going to support you in sensitizing Nigerians on the dangers of corruption,” he said.