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Information minister charges EFCC to shape narrative of anti- corruption war

Minister of information and national orientation Alhaji Mohammed Idris has charged the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to shape the narrative of the war against corruption in the country.
The minister who stated this Thursday in his remarks at the commissioning of EFCC Radio, 97.3FM, promised to support the station to achieve its goals and objectives.

He said: “I must say that it is very gratifying to see one of the nation’s premier law enforcement agencies extending its public communications and engagement reach by establishing an FM radio station.

“As a public-facing agency, it is indeed very important for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to be deliberate and strategic about shaping the narratives around the all-important war being waged against corruption in our country.

“Be rest assured that as the Honorable Minister of Information and National Orientation of Nigeria, I will do everything in my power to support your goals and objectives.”
Idris said he would work through the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), to encourage other relevant public sector agencies to have their stations so as to contribute to the task of informing, enlightening and sensitising the public.

He also urged them to strive and operate with the principles and ethics of journalism.
“The second pillar of our 5-point Agenda at the Ministry of Information and National Orientation is to amplify the policies and programs of the federal government, and I am happy that we now have this new partner, EFCC RADIO 97.3FM joining us to assist in achieving this goal.

“The first pillar of that five-point agenda is to restore trust in public communications in Nigeria. I want to, on the basis of this, charge the management and staff of this new station, to strive to operate at all times by the timeless principles and ethics of the practice of broadcasting and journalism.

“You are our valued partner as we seek to rebuild and restore the trust of the Nigerian public in the information coming out of the federal government.
“On that note, let me once again congratulate the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on this impressive feat. I wish you the best as you commence operations fully,” he said.