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Corruption Fight: We Have Designed Manual To Engage Christian, Islamic Leaders – EFCC Boss

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC said it has designed a manual to engage Christian and Islamic communities in the country in its anti-corruption fight.

Naija News reports that the Chairman of the commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, revealed this while appearing live in an interview on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily.

When asked if the scope of corruption overwhelms him, 41-year-old Bawa said Nigeria is a very religious country and that is why one of the issues they deal with in public enlightenment is to engage with leaders of religious bodies.

“We are soon going to launch our interface with the Christian and Islamic communities to engage them on the ills of corruption,” he said.

Bawa said he is optimistic that the commission will tame the monster of corruption in the country. He said: “Yes because if you look at it, almost everywhere there are elements of it (corruption). No, because I am very optimistic we will succeed in taming the monster of corruption in this country.

“I am very optimistic and with the efforts of the government. One of the cardinal principles of the President’s administration is to fight corruption and we in the EFCC and other law enforcement agencies saddled with this responsibility… we are doing our best and trying to curtail it.”

Explaining further on steps that will be taken in taming corruption in the country, the EFCC boss reiterated; “Nigeria is a very religious country and that is why one of the issues that we do in public enlightenment is to engage with leaders of religious bodies. We are soon going to launch our interface with the Christian and Islamic communities to engage them on the ills of corruption.

“We have already designed the manual for that.”

Watch Bawa’s interview session with Channels below:

Naija News recalls that Bawa was appointed EFCC Boss by President Muhammadu Buhari on February 16, 2021. Buhari also asked the Senate to confirm him describing him in a statement as a trained EFCC investigator with vast experience in the investigation and prosecution of Advance Fee Fraud cases, official corruption, bank fraud, money laundering, and other economic crimes.

Meanwhile, former Catholic Archbishop of the Lagos Diocese, Cardinal Anthony Okogie, has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for the worsening state of the country.

Naija News reports that Cardinal Okogie in a statement titled Life at 85,’ the cleric asserted that the President has made the economic and political situation of the country worse than he met it.