THE Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Tuesday, called for the development of curriculum on anti-corruption and money laundering by Nigerian universities both at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.
Magu stated this at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the commission and the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, held at the EFCC headquarters, Jabi, Abuja, to make the EFCC Academy, Kara, Abuja, an affiliate of ABU.
The call for curriculum on anti-corruption and money laundering, according to the EFCC boss, was imperative because these were the real problems facing the country.
He submitted that stolen money was being used to cause insecurity and other terrible things going on now the country and declared that there was the need to find intellectual answers to the problem.
“I want universities to please look at the issue of anti-corruption specifically and money laundering and illicit financial flows. These are the real problems in this country.
“Stolen monies are used to finance all the dirty things going about. If the universities can look at it and cause research or thinking or survey, I think it is going to help the system. Let us look at intellectual answers to the insecurity,” Magu stated.
Speaking on the partnership with ABU, Zaria and the University of Abuja, Magu stated that it was aimed at making people feel the responsibility of fighting corruption in the country, which he said could not be done alone.
Speaking earlier, the ABU vice-chancellor, Professor Garba, stated that the university was engaging and collaborating with the EFCC to promote the overall fight against corruption at the intellectual level “not the physical level which EFCC has mastered and has been doing over the years.”
Professor stated that the collaboration between the institution and EFCC would be a win-win situation for them as there was the need to make students imbibe anti-corruption ideas with a view to making Nigeria a corruption-