The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is commemorating the 2019 African Anti-Corruption rally across states today with a promise to intensify its fight against graft.
EFCC officials and members of the civil society in Kwara state have decided to walk the streets of Ilorin, the state capital.
They also sensitised the people on the effectiveness of the anti-corruption agency and the need for everyone to join in the fight.
Similarly, in Benue State, the Head Makurdi zonal office of the commission, Mr Johnson Babalola, said over N50 billion dollars is lost from the African continent annually, with Nigeria accounting for the highest amount.
“It has been estimated that at least $50bn is being siphoned out of Africa on a yearly basis through illicit financial flow and a trunk of this comes from Nigeria.
“So, there is a need for us to sensitise our people. If you see something, say something. These assets are scattered all over Nigeria, they are scattered all over the world,” he said.
He also appealed to Nigerians to always remember that, if they keep quiet over acts of corruption, they are waving their rights to quality education, health care services, and other key public infrastructure.
The Bauchi state police command in its efforts towards fighting crime and criminal activities, has launched the ‘change begins with me’ campaign and public complaint rapid response unit, to take care of complaints from the public.
This according to the force is to fight against police professional misconduct, emanating from policing activities and operations.
As the festive season approaches with the accompanying high rate of criminal activities during the period, the state police has decided to put some strategies in place that would curtail crime rate in the state.
Other activities at the launch included the unveiling of suggestion boxes at strategic locations, which would give members of the public, opportunity to provide useful information that will be treated with confidentiality.
Also a road walk was organized to campaign for attitudinal change on zero tolerance to corruption and quality services delivery from the police force.
The police commissioner accompanied by other security agent chiefs in the state, members of the police community relations committee, National Union of Road Transport Workers and the civil society, embarked on the walk, across the Bauchi metropolis.
They were seen carrying placards with various inscriptions on attitudinal change, zero tolerance to corruption, quality service delivery, among others.
The force has emphasized the need to build public confidence, by also encouraging synergy with other security agents in fighting crime; a move considered to indeed be a step in the right direction.