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EFCC task heads of school on corruption

The Zonal Commander, Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Michael Nzekwe, has urged members of the academia to support the commission’s effort in the fight against the rising cases of internet fraud in tertiary institutions in Kwara State.

The EFCC Zonal Commander made the call in Ilorin during an interactive meeting with Heads of Tertiary Institutions, including Vice Chancellors of Universities, Rectors of Polytechnics and Provosts of Colleges of Education in Kwara State.

Mr. Nzekwe described as unfortunate recent developments that turned citadels of learning to environment rift with corrupt practices, maladministration and diversion of public funds.

He urged members of the academia to endeavor to change the current negative narrative regarding the quality of education in Nigeria, adding that all hands must be on deck to enable the Commission to win the onerous task of ridding the country of corruption.

Responding, the Vice Chancellor University of Ilorin, Professor Wahab Egbewole SAN, represented by Professor  Omotesho, commended the Economic and Financial Crime Commission’s efforts to ensure probity and transparency in both the private and public sector in the State. 

He urged the Commissions to develop a database where details of convicted persons could be found to assist the decisions of the school authorities during admissions.

Reporting by Ali Rabiu; Editing by Fany Olumoye and Annabel Nwachukwu