The Arewa Youth Consultative Discussion board, AYCF, has referred to as on Abdulrasheed Bawa, Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, to punish all corrupt Nigerians, regardless of their place.
AYCF Nationwide President, Yerima Shettima mentioned Bawa ought to pursue justice inside the armbit of the regulation.
Shettima made the decision whereas commending President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing a younger man within the particular person of Bawa to move the anti-graft company.
He mentioned the appointment of Bawa was a sign that point was ripe for “a shift from the outdated brigade to younger turks, who’ve the productive power to show across the fortunes of this nation, at crucial level in our improvement historical past”.
Shettima, in an announcement he signed, mentioned as a youth group, it was not solely pleased with the mixing of younger individuals in key governance roles however has confidence in “younger, sensible and skilled women and men in right this moment’s Nigeria, similar to Bawa”.
The group, nonetheless, referred to as on the brand new EFCC boss “to justify the boldness reposed in him, not solely by the Presidency, but additionally the Nigerian youth, “who see him as one proof that younger individuals can apply particular abilities to spice up nation constructing”.
He urged the EFCC boss to take care of the challenges of monetary crimes throughout the nation, cost suspects to courtroom, utilizing sturdy proof and keep away from trial by the media – as was the case earlier than he got here in.
The AYCF Nationwide President famous that Buhari’s selection of EFCC Chairman like Bawa was additionally a sign that “Nigeria’s future would hopefully be brilliant, with the aged taking part in mentoring and advisory roles whereas youths spin the wheel of governance”.
The AYCF declared: “We’re absolutely ready to guard him as a result of he’s considered one of our personal and we urge all Nigerian youth to rally across the EFCC boss with all their official would possibly.
“Our name for the EFCC boss is to go in any case criminals and guarantee they get punished for his or her sins towards the Nigerian nation, no matter how highly-placed they’re and from whichever a part of the nation. He ought to pursue justice inside the ambit of the regulation. That is our easy prayer”.