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EFCC Hails Corps Members, Restates Commitment Against Vote-Buying

By Adejumoke Alebiosu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commended the National Youth Service Corps for its deployment policy of posting Corps Members to all the nooks and crannies of the country to add value to their host communities.

It said the commission would strengthen the existing partnership with the NYSC to ensure that the country enjoys free, fair and credible elections before, during and after the 2023 General elections.

The EFCC Secretary, Dr George Ekpungu, stated this recently during his courtesy visit to the NYSC Director General, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah, in his office in Abuja.

Ekpungu, who decried vote-buying during elections added that the Commission would continue to spread its dragnet and intensify efforts against the menace in the electoral system.

‘We have to cement our MoU and we shall continue to work with NYSC to ensure that we have credible elections in the country.’, he said.

He commended both the NYSC andEFCC for working assiduously to salvage the country, stating that NYSC has been deploying Corps Members to all the critical sectors of the economy to enhance the development of their host communities, while the EFCC has been intensifying its anti-corruption campaign and making giant strides in recovering stolen government funds.

In his remarks, the NYSC Director General, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah appreciated the EFCC for recognizing NYSC and its activities.

He said the recently conducted gubernatorial elections in Ekiti and Osun States were evidence that Corps Members are ready to contribute their quota to national development if given enabling environments.

He stated that the success recorded during the elections were due to the full compliance of Corps Members to the electoral laws.

He however appealed to all Corps Employers to provide conducive environments for Corps Members to unleash their potentials in their Organisations.

‘Under my leadership we will play according to the rules of the game in line with the NYSC Act and the electoral Act.’, General Fadah said.