Corruption Fight: EFCC operatives receive military training at NDA
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced training for cadet officers ahead of their graduation from the Nigerian Defence Academy(NDA) in Kaduna State.
The training is part of efforts by the commission to expose and equip the officers with modern skills in the fight against corruption.
Addressing the cadets during their training at the NDA old parade ground, EFCC Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, said that the rising corruption cases in the country necessitated the training.
Magu, who was represented by the Commandant of EFCC Academy, Professor Ladi Hamalai, explained that officers need to be adequately exposed and equipped with modern investigation and prosecution skills that will enable them discharge their duties effectively.
“Are you mentally prepared to repair some of the wrongs of the society? Are you prepared to fight corruption? Corruption is stronger than a strong army, do you know that?
“Are you strong enough to fight it? If I ask whether you are strong enough to fight corruption, the next thing is that do you have the will to fight corruption? Somebody can call you, bribe you and say, please leave this alone. Do you take the bribe?
“If somebody threatens to kill you if you don’t stop this, what should you do? So can the nation rely on you?” she asked.
Responding, the participants chorused in affirmative that the nation can rely on them in the fight against corruption.