The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, has unveiled plans to implement anti-corruption studies in school curriculum as part of measures aimed at preventing corruption in the country.
NAN reports that Bawa, who made this known during an interview with newsmen, also stated that one of the best means to fight corruption in the country is for Nigerians to have attitudinal change.
The EFCC boss emphasised the need to promote anti-corruption and culture of integrity in schools to make Nigeria a corrupt-free nation.
“We developed a manual that we intend to give to faith-based institutions to give to their followers and will also discuss the need to partner with the EFCC.
“We want to tap on our religious strength in Nigeria because corruption can be checked with a change in attitude.
“There are also plans to establish anti-corruption studies in the school curriculum.
“We already have anti-corruption clubs in some tertiary institutions and we are trying to push at the national level to include anti-corruption study in students’ curriculum.
“The trend around the world is to include anti-corruption in students’ curriculum to be able to catch them young in terms of their understanding,” he said.