Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede has warned secondary school students against engaging in corrupt acts.
Represented by Nwayinma Okeanu, the Public Engagements Officer of the Commission, Olukoyede said examination malpractice, and stealing of pens and pencils are also forms of corruption.
Okeanu said, “Corruption is an evil and bad practice which we should not allow in our environment. You should know that every act of corruption is evil, and must not be entertained.
“Lying, examination malpractices, internet fraud, stealing pens and pencils, books and any other thing that does not belong to you is corruption.”
The Head, Enlightenment and Reorientation Unit of EFCC, Aisha Mohammed encouraged the students to eschew all forms of corruption and join hands with the EFCC to rid Nigeria of the menace.
Mohammed said, “We in the EFCC understand the gravity of corruption and we cannot win this fight alone.
“You are the future leaders of the country, and as future leaders; you need to know what corruption is at this tender age, and be able to combat it. We also need you to be our ambassadors and foot soldiers by spreading the message of anti-corruption to the larger society.”
Principal of the school, Kolapo Emmanuel added that preaching the ills of corruption from the grassroots level will help in curtailing its menace in the country.