The acting chairman of the EFCC Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, on Friday told public officials that arriving late to government offices is now corruption and a practice that must be stopped.
Magu noted that Nigerian women and children are most vulnerable to the ills of corruption, adding that the federal government will continue to protect itself against "illicit financial flows".
The EFCC Chief spoke in Abuja during a national demonstration, held by the Anti-Corruption Agency, the National Youth Services Corps, NYSC, the Ministry of Women's Affairs and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, her colleague in the Ministry of Women, Paulen Tallen, and the President of the Nigeria Labor Congress, NLC, Ayuba Wabba, were among the dignitaries who attended the rally. Abuja.
Magu said: “Women and children are the owners of this country's future. They are the most vulnerable when it comes to corruption. You are victims. We are victims. That's why we ask that you continue to fight corruption and illicit financial flows. You must learn to protect your future.
“It is our responsibility to remove this evil. I am surprised that, at this time, at 10:30 am, only less than 10% of civil servants are in government offices. You can check the facilities of the Federal Secretariat where we are, only less than 10% are in the office. It is unfortunate. It is part of corruption.
"The Nigerian government and the president approved and adopted a common position on asset recovery and return. That is what we are doing in the fight against corruption and financial flows. We must not allow corruption to ruin this country."
However, Dare said: “Young people are on the streets in solidarity to march against corruption. The message must appear clear in churches, mosques, public service and everywhere, that young people in this country are committed to being soldiers and ambassadors against corruption. "