… Says it’s a Clarion call to National Service
By Titus Atondu, Makurdi
Following the nation wide walk against corruption across the thirty six States of the federation organized by the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), through the Ministry of Youths and sports Development in collaboration with the Economic and Financial Crime Commission(EFCC), the EFCC Makurdi zonal Head of Operations Mr. Johnson Babalola has discribed the walk as a Clarion call to National Service and unity.
Mr. Babalola also revealed that corruption has formed a cancer that if not properly tackle will affect virtually all sectors of Nigeria economy.
Babalola made the disclosure while addressing Nigerian Youths in Benue State at the EFCC Makurdi zonal office preparatory to commence a sensitization walk by Nigerian Youths comprising of Corp members, Students and volunteers against corruption.
He explained that the hallmark of the walk is aimed at sensitizing Nigerians on the dangers of corruption and its multiplier effects on the economy of the county.
“We want to drive a strong message to Nigerians that we are tired with corruption in this country.
” We want to take our destiny into our hands and chart a new course for the generation yet unborn” He maintained.
The EFCC Makurdi zonal Head of Operations further maintained that Nigeria must be set free from the shackles of corruption.
He urged Corp members and the various Youth groups to take the message of the corruption fight to the nook and crannies of the State so that corruption would be eliminated completely in Nigeria.
The Benue State NYSC Coordinator Mr. Joshua Shicha described the choice of Corp members for the walk against corruption as apt and urged the Corp members to take the message to their respective areas of Primary assignment.
Nigerian NewsDirect reports that the walk kick started at the EFCC Makurdi zonal office to Mobile Police junction to Benue State Police Command roundabout to the High level roundabout to the low level roundabout to Tito gate to Government house roundabout and ended at the EFCC Makurdi zonal office.