Nigeria   Confronted With Challenges Of Corruption In High,  Low Places, Olubadan Raises Alarm 

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*Tasks EFCC to collaborate on land, property fraud

By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun on Wednesday, alerted that Nigerians are still being confronted with challenges of corruption both in high and low places.

Oba Balogun raised the alarm in Ibadan, while receiving into his his Alarere residence,  the Ibadan Zonal Commander of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),   Assistant Commander of the EFCC 1 (ACE 1), Halimat Mustafa Rufa’u 

He stressed that the agency deserved commendation for its various efforts at riding the country of corruption and the division of your task into various sections as just rolled

” No doubt, we are still being confronted with challenges of corruption both in high and low places, but, your activities as we monitor in the media give us hope and assurance of a better future when it comes to respect for integrity as a virtue”, he said. 

Oba Balogun added, ” One can only implore you to remain steadfast and focused on your core mandate and you can rest assured of my support for you as a critical stakeholder.

“I commend your agency for your various efforts at riding our country of corruption and the division of your task into various sections as just rolled out by the Zonal Commander is an induction of your commitment to the mandate given you by the government”.

Speaking further, Oba Balogun advocated collaboration between the EFCC and the committee put in place by him on land disputes and  that the Land and Property Fraud Section of the EFCC would have a lot to gain from the said committee headed by the President of the Ibadan Mogajis, Mogaji Asimiyu Adepoju Ariori.

The Olubadan maintained that the creation of Land and Property Fraud section by the EFCC was a very thoughtful one which earned his applause. 

The EFCC Zonal Commander while speaking solicited for the understanding and support of the Olubadan for her agency’s various activities, the purpose of which she said brought her and her management team to the palace as the foremost traditional ruler presently in the state. 

Halimat Mustafa Rufa’u stressed that “the fight against corruption is for the well-being of all and the fight must be a collective responsibility. Of particular concern is the cyber crime which mostly involves our youths.

“It is sad watching our youths concentrating their energy on crime, using internet to rob innocent victims, both from within and outside the country of their hard earned money. Aside the bad image this gives our country, the future if those young elements is being destroyed”, she said.

The EFCC Zonal Commander added, ” Equally, unregulated mining portends great danger to our soil aside having negative impacts on our farming system. All these and others deserve all hands to be on deck to fight them to a standstill”.

Halimat Mustafa Rufa’u was accompanied on the visit by ACE II Chinedu Eneanya, Head of Advance Fee Fraud Section, ACE II Olusegun Oloruntuyi, Head of Extractive Industry Fraud Section, ACE II Oluwakemi Ogunbona, Head of Land and Property Fraud Section, ACE II David Nkpe, Head of Economic Governance Section, DSE Egbodofo Olumide, Head of Public Affairs Department and ASE II, Taiwo Ajaja, Head of Operations Admin.

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