Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have challenged Nigerian artistes and comedians to join the fight against internet fraud.
Magu gave the charge during an interactive session with artists, comedians and On-Air-Personalities, which held at the EFCC Headquarters, Abuja.
Magu said “I urge you to raise a collective slogan against all forms of criminality among our youths, condemn in strong terms, ostentatious living without credible sources of income, particularly the get-rich-at-all-cost syndrome among the youths”.
According to him, the EFCC was ready to collaborate with the creative industry, with the sole aim of combating the menace of internet fraud and all other forms of economic and financial crimes.
He noted that the engagement with the members of the creative and entertainment industry was out of great concern about the increasing cases of “yahoo-yahoo” among Nigerian youths, making reference to the recent prosecution of popular musician, Afeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, for charges bordering on internet fraud.