FECC Takes Anti-Corruption Fight To Sports, Charged Athletes To Remain Resolute 

FECC Takes Anti-Corruption Fight To Sports, Charged Athletes To Remain Resolute 

Participants at the anti-corruption marathon organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in partnership with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Crimes, ICPC, Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN and Fair Play International today received various prizes.

A cash prize of N1million was given to Deborah Pam, a staff of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, who came first in the female category, winning in a record time of 1hr 17 min and 58 seconds.

While a cash prizes of N500,000 and N200,000 went to Elizabeth Nuhu and Olude Fadekemi, who came second and third respectively.

In the men’s category, Shehu Muazu came tops in a record time of 1hr 4 mins with Goyet Gideon following in second place and Emmanuel Gyang coming in third place.

Dignitaries that joined in the marathon, were Nigeria’s first female Olympian gold medallist, Chioma Ajunwa; sportsmen and women including Mary Onyali, Garba Lawal, Henry Amike, and Samson Saisai, who represented the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development; members of the Nigerian Youth Service Corps members and also Hon. Kayode Oladele.

The anti-corruption walk/marathon event, which was the first of its kind being used to convey the anti-corruption message to Nigerians was staged at various offices of the EFCC across the country.

Acting Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu charged participants to remain resolute in their fight against corruption.

He said, “Your ‘No’ must not only be heard, but must be seen and felt through a conscious determination to resist attempts by individuals,organisations and systems to do that which negates integrity,transparency,honesty and equality.”

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