Support our anti-corruption fight – EFCC tasks hoteliers, journalists

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr Ola Olukoyede, on Thursday called on Nigerian Journalists, hotel owners and bank compliance officers to discharge their duties with more vigilance and support the fight against corruption.

In a courtesy visit to the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalist, Olukoyede, who was represented by the Acting Zonal Director, ACE I Effa I. Okim, stated that the importance of the media in the fight against graft cannot be overemphasized.

Olukoyede thanked the media for its effort in eradicating corruption and financial crimes by educating people and setting an agenda for the public.

He said “The essence of the visit is to appreciate your efforts and to solicit for more cooperation and collaboration.We must come together to stop corruption, I want you to be available.

“The time has come for us to take up the gauntlet to fight corruption, let us deepen our reportage on corruption that has eaten into every fabric of our society.”

Speaking to Executives of Hotel Owners Association in Edo and Delta State, Olukoyede urged hotel owners to ensure that their hotels do not become a hiding place for internet fraudsters and other criminal elements in the society.

He also charged Compliance officers in banks to adhere strictly to banking ethics and regulations in the discharge of their duties.

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