The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, has commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s, EFCC, engagement of strategic stakeholders in the fight against corruption, as he said the approach portends great hope for the country.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Eyitayo Ogunbodede, gave the commendation on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, while receiving a delegation from EFCC’s Ibadan zonal office, who paid him a courtesy visit.
“When we got your letter, it was actually a surprise to us. Often times when we have people coming for the EFCC, it was just to come and investigate and find out what is happening concerning particular issues. I initially saw in your proposal another way of operating.
“But this gesture portends a very great future for this country. I am a medical person and we agree in the medical parlance that prevention is better than cure. When we take issue of fight against corruption the way you are going about it now, it is always much more productive. It is always much more enriching and at the end of the day, it makes better and easier choice for everybody.
“I am quite happy that this is happening. I want to welcome you and your entire team to Obafemi Awolowo University. I want to let you know that this great gesture that is coming from you is not taken for granted. We cherish it and we want to assure you that we are very eager and we are quite happy to partner with you and ensure that your mission, which is a mission that is supported by the Federal Republic of Nigeria, actually comes to fruition,” he noted.
The leader of the team and Zonal Head of the Commission’s Ibadan office, Friday Ebelo, had disclosed to the Vice Chancellor that the visit was part of the vision of the acting Chairman of the ant-graft agency, Ibrahim Magu, who according to him, directed that all critical stakeholders across the country are engaged to ensure that the anti-corruption message is effectively delivered to the appropriate audience.