The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, flagged-off the “Women Against Corruption”project on Wednesday, 7th Dec,2016, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. The event was organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in collaboration with, the wife of the President.
Speaking, Mrs Buhari stated that corruption had entered deep into the fabric of the Nigerian society, thus, crippling the development efforts in the country, leading to decay of infrastructure. She added that, the impact of corruption was obvious in the healthcare and education sectors, as well as in the economic sector as evident in the level of unemployment in the country.
Mrs. Buhari applauded EFCC for engaging women in the fight against corruption and reiterated, the need for EFCC to form a network of women groups, to ensure an effective and sustainable war against corruption in the country.
Mrs Buhari urged women to take a bold step towards ending corruption in the country, as she further said “Let me remind us that the homes are our first institution and we cannot be good citizens in the larger society without embracing integrity, virtues and accountability”. “We should not stand and fold our hands when our homes and lives are being destroyed by the canker worm called corruption. I want to urge us all to use the natural intellect God gave us to care and nurture our children to also nurture the country”.
The Wife of the President also stated that women are the vital instruments in the fight against corruption, and promised to champion it.
Earlier, the Wife of the Vice -President, Mrs Osinbajo, speaking, described the day as memorable in the history of Nigerian women. She said women are agents of change and . urged them to join the fight against corruption.
In his opening speech, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, said that the idea behind the project was to arrest corruption from its root at the family level.
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