By YAKUBU MAIKUDI
Public enlightenment on corruption has been described as the basic way of reducing corruption among the citizenry.
The Commandant Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC Gombe Zonal Office Mr Usman Challi made the description while presenting a paper during a one-day public Lecture and Awards presentation organized by the Student’s Union Government SUG Federal College of Education Technical; Gombe in Collaboration with Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC which was held at the Multipurpose Hall of the College.
Mr Usman said public enlightenment and organising workshops, symposium and other tertiary institution Lectures would be the fastest way of reducing corruption among the citizens.
He encourages youth to employ the use of technology to expose any form of corruption in society, adding that corruption is been done in various ways such as gratification, misappropriations, money laundry among other which occur in both public and private sectors.
Also while delivering his Lecture Dr. jamilu Munkail Yahaya spoke on the topic of the role of Students in the fight against Economic and Financial Crime in Nigerian institutions, said that the role of Students in tackling corruption would be over-emphasized because their cooperation will unbundle the academic malpractices in the College.
In their keynote address, The provost of the College Dr Ali Baderu and the Registrar of the College Dr Umar Mohammad Bello respectively appreciated the efforts of the guest Lecturers on the topic which He described as timely, hence the need for Students to practicalize what they have learnt.
While speaking at the event, the Acting Chief Judge of Gombe State. Justice Akwak… who spoke on behalf of the Awardees said He was delighted with the knowledge acquired by the Students on the ethical and modern aspects of corruption and how to avoid them.
The highlight of the events was the presentation of Awards to Commandant EFCC, Commandant NSCDC, Commandant Artillery 301 division
Acting Chief Judge of Gombe and The provost FCE T. Gombe.