The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, have expressed their zeal to join hands with the EFCC to stamp out corruption from Nigerian Universities and the country at large.
Chidi Nzekwe, the Association’s National Director of Culture and Tourism made the pledge today Wednesday, June 30, 2021 when he led a team of NANS executives on a solidarity visit to the Enugu Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
“I understand that corruption has eaten deep into the fabric of our nation which is why a parent would be comfortable watching their child ride exotic cars which they cannot afford without asking questions. I know that this is not part of our culture as Africans; that is why my team and I are here to see ways in which we can partner with you to ensure that our values are not further corrupted. We also want to pledge our support to you and join hands with the commission to stamp out corruption in our universities and the nation,” he said.
The deputy head of the Enugu Zone, Umar Shuaibu Masari who received the team, expressed delight seeing youths who are passionate about fighting corruption. “I was overjoyed when I learnt that we would be hosting students who are passionate about fighting corruption. It is a good thing that you have realized that you are the leaders of tomorrow and you have also decided to do all it takes to fight the monster called corruption and secure your future.”
Masari highlighted areas in which the students can complement the efforts of the Commission to include sensitization, whistle blowing, establishing anti corruption clubs in their different Universities and promoting the values of hard work, patience, integrity and good morals.
Eunice Vou Dalyop of the Legal and Prosecution department advised the student to avoid acts of criminality. In her words, “an ex-convict can never be called to bar, an ex-convict cannot hold a political post and can never work in any government establishment. Besides, the penalties for crime is usually heavy. Crime would always appear very tempting and rewarding but always bear in mind that its consequences are dire and unfavourable.”