Anti-graft war, battle to preserve Nigeria – Babalola

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By Raphael Ede


Zonal Head of South East zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Corruption (EFCC), Johnson Babalola, has urged well meaning Nigerians not to see their efforts at eradicating corruption as fruitless but a battle aimed at safeguarding the future of the country and generations yet unborn.
Babalola, represented by the head of Intelligence and Special Operations Section (ISOS), Johnson Oshodi, made the remark, yesterday, at the Commission’s zonal office in Enugu while rounding up the “Walk Against Corruption” project organised by the commission and stakeholders to commemorate the 2017 International Day Against Corruption, observed in all its zonal office across the country.
“We need not be deterred, irrespective of the obstacles encountered while fighting corruption because, there must always be obstacles but with our dedication and doggedness, we must get it right,” he said.
Babalola thanked all agencies that were represented at the event for their consistent support to the commission, saying it was an indication that the EFCC was not alone in the fight against corruption.
While making their separate remarks, representatives of sister agencies all acknowledged the need for collaborative efforts at eradicating corruption, saying that the walk has sent a message of the agency’s partnership to the public.
Representative of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Barr Dennis Okoro, further said, “Just as the perpetration of corruption involves collaborative efforts, as no one person can fully succeed in carrying out any corrupt activity, the fight against corruption must as well be a collaborative effort in other to break this diabolical chain of corruption.”
The walk which started off from the Federal College road office of the commission through some notable streets in Enugu, ended at the office where remarks were made by representatives from the Nigeria
Immigration Service, Nigeria Road Safety Commission, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigeria Copyright Commission, Nigeria Fire Service, FMCB, Diamond Bank and Nigeria Youth Service Corps (NYSC) among others.

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