Abdulrasheed Bawa, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has urged the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members to embrace hard work and shun shortcuts to success.


Bawa admonished the corps members during a sensitization lecture on the ‘Role of Youths in Curbing Economic and Financial Crimes’ at NYSC camps.

The EFCC chairman described internet fraud commonly known as ‘yahoo yahoo’ as a crime against “humanity and God.”

He also urged the youth to embrace innovation and a forward-looking and thinking mindset in order to succeed.


Speaking through Williams Oseghale, head of the public affairs department, Benin zonal command at the NYSC camp in Edo, Bawa said: “There is no shortcut to success. Those who take shortcuts are always cut short.

“Yahoo yahoo is a crime against humanity and God. It is not a  sustainable way of life. The EFCC urges you to be innovative, forward-looking, and hard thinkers.”

The chairman also encouraged corps members to become whistleblowers and report acts lacking integrity.


He stressed the importance of taking action rather than lamenting about societal issues.

“The message of the EFCC to you all this morning is that you should become whistleblowers in any place where you find yourself by reporting acts that fail the simple test of integrity,” he added.

“It is no use lamenting that things are not right with our country. We are inviting you to lend a  hand in helping us build a society where there is respect for law and  order and where impunity is a thing of the past.”


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