The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ola Olukoyede, has urged Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) across the country to join the anti-graft agency in driving its anti-corruption campaigns to the grassroots.
Dele Oyewale, the anti-graft agency’s spokesperson, released a statement in which Olukoyede made the call.
Mr. Olukoyede spoke on Thursday, November 30, 2023, in Sokoto at a one-day engagement parley between the EFCC and CSOs drawn from Kebbi, Zamfara, and Sokoto states.
According to him, engagement with CSOs has become imperative in the anti-graft agency’s quest to build synergy with different interest groups, and the success story of the Commission cannot be told without the support and partnership of CSOs.
“In view of the forgoing, I assure you that not only will greater vigour and impetus be added to this symbiotic relationship, but the EFCC will be relying on you now more than ever to help in galvanising and sustaining goodwill between us and the public we serve,” he stated.
Olukoyede noted that the essence of the engagement was to enjoin the participants, who are closer to the citizens, to spread the message of anti-corruption to the grassroots, using local dialects in preaching against the ills of corruption.
“Criticise us constructively because the EFCC is one of the most-tasked professional agencies in Nigeria today,” the EFCC boss stated.