EFCC Partners Aisha Buhari On Fight Against Corruption
The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari has given a boost to the current anti-corruption campaign by engaging Nigerian women in a nation wide sustainable fight against corruption.
The involvement the wife of the president in the fight against corruption came about from a collaboration between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) and the office of the wife of the president to get Nigerian women to support the fight against corruption.
The programme which is tagged: Nigerian Women Against Corruption, (WAC), was initiated based on the significant role of women in the family and in the society at large, Leadership reports.
According to the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, the programme is scheduled to be flagged off by the wife of the president, Mrs Buhari, in Abuja at the International Conference Centre, on December 7, 2016. “WAC is aimed at getting the women to buy into the corruption fight and to raise the consciousness of the consequences of corruption in the minds of their household in particular and also to create awareness of the evil of corruption in the larger society.
“Significantly, the WAC programme is coming up on December 7, 48 hours before the internationally celebrated anti-corruption day which is Friday, December 9, 2016.
The crusade will later be taken to the grass-root through the state and the local governments across the country,” the EFCC said. Uwujaren noted that the acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has endorsed programme on the basis that the women engagement will enhance the fight against corruption.
Magu said women will thereafter help to act as watch dogs, foot soldiers and whistle blowers against corruption and to drive the regime of probity and accountability. “A woman who has the ability to build a home can as well tame the corruption monster.” Magu noted.
Meanwhile, popular human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has stated that the much touted anti-corruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari has been a failure.
According to The Authority, Falana made the comment while speaking at the 4th Convocation Lecture of Oduduwa University, in Ile Ife Osun state.
The fiery lawyer also warned President Buhari against the proposed $29.9 billion loan the federal government seeks to borrow from China.
He said only 50 percent of the loan amount will ever arrive Nigeria, while future generations will be straddled with the responsibility of paying the loan