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EXTRA: Stealing pens and pencils is corruption, EFCC chair tells students 

EXTRA: Stealing pens and pencils is corruption, EFCC chair tells students 
November 21
06:37 2023

Ola Olukoyede, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has warned secondary school students against engaging in corrupt acts.

He spoke on Monday at the inauguration of the Integrity Club at Doveland International Schools, Abuja.

Olukoyede, who was represented by Nwayinma Okeanu, public engagements officer of the commission, said examination malpractice, and stealing of pens and pencils are also forms of corruption.

“Corruption is an evil and bad practice which we should not allow in our environment. You should know that every act of corruption is evil, and must not be entertained,” Okeanu said.


“Lying, examination malpractices, internet fraud, stealing pens and pencils, books and any other thing that does not belong to you is corruption.”

Also speaking, Aisha Mohammed, head, enlightenment and reorientation unit of the commission, encouraged the students to eschew all forms of corruption and join hands with the EFCC to rid Nigeria of the menace.

“We in the EFCC understand the gravity of corruption and we cannot win this fight alone,” she said.


“You are the future leaders of the country, and as future leaders; you need to know what corruption is at this tender age, and be able to combat it. We also need you to be our ambassadors and foot soldiers by spreading the message of anti-corruption to the larger society.”

Kolapo Emmanuel, principal of the school, added that preaching the ills of corruption from the grassroots level will help in curtailing its menace in the country.

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