Twenty five young Nigerians have been rewarded by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for their support in the anti-corruption war through their art works.
Each of the beneficiaries were gifted a brand new Net book laptop with Bribe Buster application upon the completion of a three-month intensive creative programme organised by the commission to curb corruption through creative development.
The Director, Public Affairs of the commission, Mr Osita Nwajah, presented the gifts to the youths during the launch of the Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI), an NGO, in Lagos State.
CYCDI is an NGO whose mission is to promote entrepreneurial skills, empower children, youths and women through creative development, to support the creative industry and other community development projects.
The director who represented the commission’s Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, said that the commission had been in a partnership with the Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption (CYIAC) sponsored by Prof. Wole Soyinka, NAN reports.
Nwajah noted that the students, aged between nine and 14 years, showcased their talents in painting, drama, poetry and singing.
“The Net Book, a mini laptop, is packaged with educational materials and Bribe Buster application; an animated video series for children and youth developed by TRACE International, USA, for the purpose of advancing commercial transparency worldwide,” it was learnt.
He stressed: “Corruption is fighting back and it is easy to be discouraged; but the EFCC will do all it can within its powers to ensure that corruption is fought to the barest minimum.
“One of the ways to achieve the preventive mandate of the commission is to support this initiative. The CYIAC is a corruption preventive initiative of the EFCC.
“It kicked off in October 2016 and is committed to lead change in children and youth by eradicating corruption through character (attitude) and skill (aptitude) development for the positive advancement of Nigeria.”
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