The administration of the College of Ibadan on Thursday promised to companion with the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) in its marketing campaign towards felony tendencies amongst college students of tertiary establishments throughout Nigeria.
The Vice-Chancellor of the college, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka gave the establishment’s dedication when the Zonal Head of the EFCC’s Ibadan workplace, Mr. Friday Ebelo, led officers of the Fee to pay him a courtesy go to.
Olayinka, whereas describing EFCC’s mandate of waging warfare towards all types of financial and monetary crimes as “a tough nationwide project,” famous that the anti-graft company deserves the help of everybody.
He described the 2 establishments as brothers, having been designated as companies of the federal authorities of Nigeria.
“We’re brothers. We’re each companies of the federal authorities created to hold out particular features for the expansion and easy operating of our pricey nation”.
He pledged the readiness of the college to companion with the EFCC in all attainable methods, saying “the partnership will carry a few win-win state of affairs for each, and safe a greater future for the nation.”
He added that the college will give the EFCC a slot in its radio station, Diamond 101.1 FM, for use to tell the college group on its mandate and educate them on points bothering on financial and monetary crimes and the results.
He additionally mentioned the college will create an area for the Fee in its forthcoming orientation programmes for the brand new intakes and see to how this will likely be a everlasting characteristic within the annual train.
Ebelo, whereas talking mentioned that the EFCC had written to hunt partnership with the premier college in mapping out methods to stem the development, particularly in establishments of upper studying.
He mentioned that the fee had secured arrests and convictions of a variety of younger males engaged in monetary crimes of various sorts in latest occasions.
He added that the majority of them, in response to information, are both undergraduates or recent graduates of upper establishments of studying.
“The character of arrests and convictions our Fee secures in latest occasions, through which numerous culprits are youth who’re supposedly our hope and future as a nation, has made it extra urgent for us to have interaction our greater establishments of studying in pondering out methods to stem the disturbing development.
“Because the premier college of our pricey nation, we imagine it is going to be of nice significance to begin this marketing campaign with a go to to the management of this main ivory tower,” the Fee acknowledged in a letter written to the college to provoke the partnership”.
Ebelo whereas declaring the essence of his staff’s go to, instructed the college administration that the time had come for the company to foster strategic partnership with main stakeholders within the administration of youths with a view to dissuade them from going into crimes, including that greater establishments’ administrations have essential roles to play.
He requested the college to avail the fee the avenue to fulfill with the scholars of the establishment to teach them on the dire penalties of crime and felony actions on the lives of the perpetrators and the nation as an entity.