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Nigeria’s integrity challenge needs to be tackled from the bottom – Magu

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The acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said that the challenge of integrity in Nigeria has to be addressed from the base.

He stated this while charging officers of the National Hajj Commission to shun all forms of corruption while discharging their duties.

This was contained in a statement made available on Tuesday by Tony Orilade, EFCC’s acting Head, Media and Publicity.

According to Orilade, Magu spoke at the opening of a five-day induction course on economic and financial crimes organised for staff of the Hajj Commission, at the EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja, on Monday.

Magu who spoke through the Commandant of the EFCC Academy, Professor Lami Hamalai, and represented by ACP Itam Nnaghe Obono, urged the staff to imbibe the values of integrity, honesty and discipline.

“The challenge of integrity in Nigeria needs to be addressed from the bottom through capacity development and that is why this training is organized to acquaint you with the rudiments of conducting government business while being mindful of the extant laws,” he said.

He further encouraged them to live an exemplary lifestyle of integrity by doing the right thing at all times so that they can positively affect others around them.

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The Assistant Director and Head, Training, National Hajj Commission, Abdulgafar Oduntola, who was represented by Ahmed Mohammed, Head, State Tour Operator said the training was aimed at helping the participants to learn probity and accountability.

He urged them to take advantage of the course in order to get acquainted with “financial regulations so that you will not be a victim of ignorantly breaking the laws”, stressing that ignorance is no defence in law.

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