The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has reiterated its commitment to strengthening the existing synergy with the National Youth Service Corps in combating crimes in the country.

EFCC Acting Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu stated this today when he paid a courtesy visit to NYSC Management at the National Directorate Headquarters in Abuja.

He said youths are at the center of the development of every nation while the NYSC Scheme has been the leading agency of youth development since its inception.

The EFCC boss said there is a need to harness the multiple potentials of Nigerian youths for national development and increase the fight against corruption.

“If the EFCC has achieved anything at all, NYSC has been a critical partner in EFCC achievement and we can only build on what we have achieved”.

“We want to further explore other areas of engagement of the Nigerian youths. The only recognized agency that can help us in harnessing the energy of Nigerian youths is the NYSC”, Magu said.

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim in his response assured of boosting the existing relationship between the two agencies.

He told the EFCC boss that Nigerians appreciate the efforts of the commission in its crusade against corrupt practices in the country.

Ibrahim said NYSC mobilizes over 350,000 Corps Members annually and the Scheme is ready to assist EFCC through enlightenment and effective sensitization on the dangers of corrupt practices.

“We are always available and we are going to support you in sensitizing Nigerians on the dangers of corruption”, the DG said.

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