By FOLASADE AKPAN
ABUJA- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has committed to strengthening the existing partnership with NYSC to ensure free, fair and credible 2023 General Elections.
EFCC Secretary, Mr George Ekpungu, gave the assurance on Monday in Abuja during a courtesy call on the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Muhammad Fadah.
A statement by the NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa, said Ekpungu, decried vote-buying during elections.
He added that the commission would continue to spread its dragnets and intensify efforts against the menace in the electoral system.
“We have to cement our Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and we shall continue to work with NYSC to ensure that we have credible elections in the country,” he said.
He commended both the NYSC and EFCC for working assiduously to salvage the country.
According to Megwa, Ekpungu also commended the NYSC for its deployment policy of posting corps members to all parts of the country to add value to their host communities.
He added that NYSC has been deploying corps members to all the critical sectors of the economy to enhance the development of their host communities.
In the same vein, EFCC has been intensifying its anti-corruption campaign and making giant strides in recovering stolen government funds.
In his remarks, Fadah, appreciated the EFCC for recognising NYSC and its activities.
He said that the recently-conducted gubernatorial elections in Ekiti and Osun states were evidences that corps members were ready to contribute their quotas to national development, ”if given the enabling environment.”
He stated that the successes recorded during the elections were due to the full compliance of corps members to the electoral laws.
He, however, appealed to all corps employers to provide conducive environments for corps members to utilise their full potentials in their organisations.
“Under my leadership, we will play according to the rules of the game in line with the NYSC Act and the Electoral Act,” Fadah assured. (NAN)