The Arewa Youth Assembly (AYA) has vowed to defend the executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa, against any threat to his life.
Addressing a world press conference at Arewa House Kaduna, yesterday, the group said that the threat to life of the EFCC boss was being perpetrated by corrupt individuals, who were bent on tearing the country down.
The Speaker of AYA, Comrade Mohammed Salihu Danlami, said, the threat to the EFCC chairman was a setback to the fight against corruption and must be condemned by all and sundry.
AYA stressed that corruption was a very dangerous cankerworm that has eaten deep into the Nigerian system, thus causing the country to always be left behind in many aspects of development despite revenue generated from oil and non-oil sectors.
“Many Nigerians have enriched themselves through these means at the detriment of other Nigerians. Money meant for infrastructure, health, education, roads, etc has over the years been illegally embezzled by a few, who uses the same money stolen to intimidate, harass, torture and enslave other Nigerians.
“As concerned Nigerians, our objective and mission is to see how to end corruption in Nigeria. That’s the sole reason we gave Buhari our support at the eve of 2015 general elections. President Muhammadu Buhari as an anti-corruption crusader emerged as Nigeria president in 2015 and 2019 respectively,” the group said.