Some Nigerians on social media have fumed about the June 1-ultimatum given by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to bankers for the declaration of their assets.
The Chairman of the anti-graft commission gave this directive yesterday, Tuesday, March 16, 2020.
In reaction to this directive, some Nigerians have seen it as a misplaced priority, hence, agitating that the Chairman give same order to politicians, public office holders, and also members of Its commission.
@julsondabeat tweeted,: “Bawa should focus on politicians looting our future then after we gotten it right we can tackle the youths.”
@Halbivert commended the move but expressed doubt over its success.
“This is a huge move. I applauded Bawa on this. But will you be able to continue when you see what is bigger than your eyes? Won’t it be sweep under the carpet? If you can answer all this questions, then your effort in sanitizing our financial system will be possible.”
@ccene042 also said “Good. EFCC boss should direct his hunt to politicians and their likes not bankers that goes to work with bike. Someone should guide him before he start hunting whatsapp group admin or teachers”
@Johncally29 shared “I think that’s the right move because these bankers have finished their customers, deducting monies anyhow from people’s accounts to enrich themselves.”
Also commenting on this directive, Emmason Emeka said “The Efcc’s directive is ultra vires (beyond its powers& should be challenged). The law has been existing & only envisages a banker to declare his/her assets to their employer who in turn submits to appropriate authority (CCB) & not to EFCC. I guess EFCC are bored”
@Call_meclassic said “You people have jumped far why leaving things behind, none of the EFCC has declared any assets, even your newly boss BAWA and political office holders.. Why are you now making banks workers inconvenient, are they not independent on there own???”