The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has called on students in tertiary institutions to change their attitudes and shun all forms of corruption.
Magu made the appeal on Wednesday, February 5, through the Head, Cyber Crime Section, EFCC Port Harcourt Zonal Office, Helen Nagberi, who delivered a lecture on his behalf at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, titled: “Nationwide Attitudinal Re-orientation for Students in Tertiary Institutions.”
While calling on the students to focus on their studies and desist from all forms of cyber crimes, Magu noted that “our attitude is the sum of who we are. The youth of today are exposed to a number of vices that are capable of ruining their lives permanently.”
He also highlighted the negative effects of cyber crime, noting that “it leads to prosecution and prison term for fraudsters, emotional trauma on the victim and his family and tarnishes the country’s image.”
He called on the students to join the EFCC in the fight against corruption, saying, “It is important that we unite against corruption and not just leaving it in the hands of the EFCC.”
Uniport Vice Chancellor, Prof Ndowa Lale, represented at the event by the Dean of Student Affairs, Otu Ekpeyong, additionally urged the students to embrace attitudinal change as a means to secure a better Nigeria.
He said, “This is important and timely on campus. On a daily basis, we are fighting all manners of vices on campus and we want a secured environment for all of us. Therefore, it is the work for all of us to orientate and change our attitudes to make Nigeria great.”
The programme, organized by the National Orientation Agency, NOA, to sensitize and encourage students in tertiary institutions to shun social vices and inculcate in them desirable behaviors necessary for national development, had in attendance representatives of the Nigeria Police, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, and the EFCC among others.