To commemorate this year’s edition of the United Nations International Anti-Corruption Day, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will hold a sensitization march in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
The event slated for Saturday, December 9, is facilitated by the Uyo Zonal Office of the anti-graft agency.
A release signed by the Head of Public Affairs (Uyo Zone), Theresa Nwosu, divulged that “the walk is to raise public awareness of corruption, economic and financial crimes as well as to encourage citizens on the ills of corruption and how to kick it out.”
It also revealed that this year’s edition shall be held under the theme ‘Break the Corruption Chain’ towards the realization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
The general public is implored to turn up en masse for the rally.
The walk is billed to commence by 7:30am at the takeoff point, EFCC Zonal Office, No. 4 Akparawa Crescent, Edet Akpan Avenue (4Lanes), Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The United Nations International Anti-Corruption Day is commemorated globally on December 9.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a Nigerian law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes such as advance fee fraud (419 fraud) and money laundering.
The EFCC was established in 2003, partially in response to pressure from the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), which named Nigeria as one of 23 countries non-cooperative in the international community’s efforts to fight money laundering.
The agency has its head office in Abuja.