EFCC Charges Students To Shun Internet Fraud
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The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in Abuja charged students of tertiary institutions to steer clear of internet fraud to accelerate national development.
Its spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, quoted the Executive Chairman of the EFCC, Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, as giving the charge at the inauguration of Zero Tolerance Club at Baze University, Abuja
Uwujaren stated that Bawa was represented at the club’s inauguration by the Secretary to the Commission, Dr. George Ekpungu.
Bawa warned that the penalties against internet fraud were stiff and enjoined students to avoid all temptations that might lead them to join fraudsters.
“Every variant of internet fraud such as romance scam, business email compromise, hacking, impersonation, FOREX scam and others are corrupt practices and you must not engage in them.
“As undergraduates, you are expected to channel your creative energies into useful engagements and not into dishonest and dubious means of cheating others of their resources,’’ he warned.
In his remarks at the inauguration, EFCC’s Director, Public Affairs Department, Mr Osita Nwajah, stressed the importance of joining the club.
He enjoined the students to acquaint themselves with the Operational Manual for Integrity and Zero Tolerance Clubs which he presented to the school as a guide for the club’s activities.
EFCC’s Head, Enlightenment and Reorientation Unit, Hajia Aisha Mohammed, also told the students that the essence of the club was to inculcate virtues of integrity, honesty, discipline, tolerance and patriotism in them.
Responding, the Registrar of the University, Mr Ibrahim Mohammed, emphasised the essence of being upright and charged the students to avoid crimes and criminality at all costs.
“There is nothing more important than integrity. Integrity may not give you money today, but it is going to put you on the path of success.
“Money always comes. It may not come in your early life, but if you work hard with integrity and you are steadfast, you will succeed; you will make money than you ever believed in your life.
“You will be able to afford all the things you want and walk with your head high up as an important and respected member of society, without engaging in fraud,’’ Mohammed charged.