The Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday marked the African Anti-Corruption Day with a road walk across major streets of Benin.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the road walk which also included sensitisation of the public against involving in acts of corruption, was led by Mr Malaifia Yakubu, the commission’s Zonal Head of Operations in Benin.
Yakubu, at the occasion, read from the speech of the Acting Chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, and said that the commemoration of the day had its roots in series of events.
In the speech which was made available to Journalists, Magu said that the Heads of State and Governments of the African Union (AU) on July 11, 2003, unanimously adopted the African Convention on preventing and combating corruption.
He said that subsequently, the AU declared July 11 of every year for the commemoration of the African Anti-Corruption Day.
He also said that the successes recorded…