Thousands of youths under the aegis of the National Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN) yesterday threw their weights behind the decision by President Muhammadu Bihari to remove the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The group who rallied from the Unity fountain to the presidential villa also applauded the President on his resolve to rid the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) of corrupt practices.
NYCN President, Comrade Solomon Adodo in an open letter to President Buhari particularly expressed satisfaction with the role played by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami to rid the country of corrupts practices.
Adodo urged the minister not to relent in spite efforts by traducers of the President Buhari led administration to undermine the anti graft campaign.
Some of the placards brandished by the youths reads thus: ” NYCN says no to corruption, corruption is a crippler, let’s kill it”, “Nigerians have Malami to thank for exposing Ibrahim Magu, saving Nigeria from losing billions of dollars in the P&ID scam, massive asset recovery”, ” Thank you for sanitising the NDDC, EFCC”.
Eulogising the President over the milestone so far recorded on the anti graft campaigns, the group noted: “Today, amongst other things, the country has recovered a lot of monies looted from our common treasury, and properties acquired through corruption.
“We have also been saved from the criminal nightmare of the P&ID by the focus of your Government, especially through the efforts of your Patriotic and loyal Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN.
“We know that hell has been let lose because of your insistence that the quantum corruption in the Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC) must be thoroughly investigated.
“This is the first time a Nigerian President is committed to saving the Niger-Delta people through Probity. All the culprits and opposition have aligned to deceive the country, malign your person and criticize the Government. But the Nigerian Youths are with you.
“We shall win those detractors and punish them under our law for their crimes. In spite of the works of the opposition, we thank you for being open about the sabotage of the Anti-corruption fight from within the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“This is the first time the EFCC itself is being cleansed, all because of your single mindedness in fighting corruption.”