The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will tomorrow, flag off the Nigerian Women Against Corruption, WAC, project, at the International Conference Center, Abuja with the aim of engaging women across the country in a nationwide sustainable fight against corruption.
According to the acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, the epoch-making event, which is in collaboration with the office of the wife of the President would be flagged off by Her Excellency Hajia Aisha Muhammadu Buhari beginning at nine o’clock in the morning.
“The choice of women is strategic, because we believe that they are torch-bearers in the anti-corruption crusade, and it is because of the important role they play in making the society a better place”, Magu said.
He further added that: “The WAC project is aimed at galvanizing Nigerian women to buy into the corruption fight and also to raise the consciousness of the consequences of corruption in the minds of their households.”
The WAC programme, which is coming up two days before the 2016 International Anti-Corruption Day celebration, has Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar (retd), Nigeria’s first female Chief Justice of Nigeria as the guest speaker.
The project will further be taken to the grassroots through the states and local governments across the country.