Abuja-The Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu has urged Nigerian workers to resolve to put a stop to the looting of public funds by becoming active whistle blowers.
Magu who made the declaration on Monday in a Goodwill Message on the Occasion of 2017 May Day at Eagle Square, Abuja, said that the act will help instill more discipline in the use of public resources and ultimately guarantee a better future for Nigerians and the children.
He further noted that the pathetic state of the Nigerian worker is a paradox in a nation that is abundantly blessed in material resources, stressing that most of the corrupt activities that go on in ministries, departments and agencies are not without the knowledge of workers.
According to him; “Without any doubt, the Nigerian worker is the greatest victim of the mismanagement of the nation’s wealth, part of that mismanagement is driven by corruption. What should have been used to bring better life to Nigerians including workers is stolen by a few people that found themselves in positions of leadership. The stealing of our common patrimony must not be allowed to continue”.
He however said that for Nigerian workers to be assured of better life, things must change, adding that part of that change is that; “the fight against corruption must be accorded more pride of place with workers themselves taking more active roles in this important campaign”.