Ibrahim Lamode, Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has urged heads of higher institutions of learning to shun corruption. He made this call in Kaduna on June 24 when he addressed rectors and provosts of polytechnics and specialised institutions at a workshop organised by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).
According to the EFCC boss, “time does not run out on criminal investigation and prosecution. If you neglect to do what you should today, EFCC may come knocking on your door. Make transparency and accountability your guiding principles today or you are held accountable for your failure to check corruption in your institution, even long after you must have left it.”
The EFCC boss, who was represented by the Director, Public Affairs of the Commission, Mr Osita Nwajah, told the rectors and provosts that his commission would not condone any form of financial crime.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Dr. Mac John Nwaobiala said the number of petitions received on corruption in the polytechnics was alarming. Nwaobiala was represented by the Director, Tertiary Education Department, Hajiya Hindatu Abdullahi.
By Dike Onwuamaeze