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Osinbajo inaugurates manual for EFCC club in schools

Nigerians must shun the disaster of corruption, embrace honesty and unite to build a great country,  because integrity and trustworthiness are vital attributes for success, says Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

Prof. Osinbajo stated this on Tuesday at the official launch of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) Integrity and Zero Tolerance Manual for school clubs, which held at the Model Secondary School, Maitama, Abuja.

The VP praised the initiative saying integrity, honesty, trustworthiness, are crucial individual and collective attributes for successful people and communities.

He said ‘’every corrupt act is not just a crime, it is a crime against society and even children yet unborn.”

Prof. Osinbajo noted that the establishment of the Integrity clubs is “a vital step in finally achieving this milestone in the building of the future against the disaster of corruption.”

“That army is waiting in our schools, and we must teach them early that corruption is the worst destroyer of destinies and people, and we must fight it as you fight a mortal enemy in war.”

Speaking at the event which attracted dignitaries and members of the club in the school, the Vice President noted that the establishment of EFCC Integrity clubs in schools across the country was important because it embodies the values of honesty and hard work toward national development.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande says the event also featured a welcome address by the EFCC Chairman; as well as goodwill messages from several government agencies and representatives of the National Assembly, the Governors’ Forum, Diplomatic Corps, development partners and Civil Society Organisations, as well as school principals from FCT Government Secondary Schools.

Writing by Annabel Nwachukwu