Don Commends EFCC on Enlightenment Campaign
Dr. Michael Gbala of the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Ondo State has commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office for its enlightenment and sensitization campaign on the ills of corruption, economic and financial crimes in the country.
The don stated this during an enlightenment and sensitization campaign on the ills of corruption and it's consequences on the larger society at the University campus.
As a medical practitioner, he said he held strongly to the view that prevention is far better than cure. "Enlightenment Campaign like this is a strong preventive measure. In medicine, it is far better to prevent diseases than seeking to cure it. Prevention is more cost effective”, he said.
On his part, the Acting Registrar of the University, Adeyinka Adekalu, noted that the Commission has become the nation's saving grace, stating that the Commission's fight against corruption has restored hope in the country.
"We commend the effort of the EFCC in the fight against corruption. I wonder where the nation would have been without the EFCC."
The Acting Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu who was represented by Williams Oseghale, Head Public Affairs Department, Benin Zonal Office said corruption remained the biggest problem to the growth and development of the country. "Corruption remains a monster that must be eliminated. It is the reason our nation is still touted as a potentially great nation after almost six decades of sovereign statehood”, Magu stated.
The EFCC boss charged the students to be diligent, hardworking and transparent and to shun economic and financial crimes and other forms of criminalities. "The consequences of engaging in internet fraud are grievous. It can truncate and abort your dreams. So we urged you to stay away from it," he said.
Magu reaffirmed that the Commission will not rest on its laurels in ensuring that Nigeria was corruption-free.
"Last year, the Commission secured 315 convictions, we are set to increase that number this year," he declared.