Loyola Jesuit Excursion
Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde says human resources remain Nigeria ’s greatest asset. He made the remark recently while addressing a delegation of students from Loyola Jesuit College , Gidan-Mangoro-Abuja, who visited the Commission. He said that Nigeria owes its esteem in the comity of nations to its large human resource base. “I have never found any country that has the greatest number of hot heads in the world. Nigeria has one of the best brains in the world”, he said.
Lamorde, who spoke through the Head of Legal studies, EFCC Academy , Mr. Bala Sanga, told the students that but for the pervasive corruption, Nigeria has the potential of being among the greatest nations in the world. “The day Nigeria sorts out its corruption problems, it would be greater than even America because, despite the obvious challenges, economic experts still say our economy is one of the fastest growing in the world.”
He decried the rising level of poverty in the country, stressing that corruption was responsible for the trend. While contrasting the enormous natural and human resources with the level of poverty in the country, the EFCC boss advised the students to aspire for greatness.
Speaking after the students had asked series of questions regarding the Commission and its work, Mr. Jacob T. Iortyer who is also the school’s Chief Librarian, thanked the EFCC for making out time to educate and enlighten the students on issues concerning corruption and the Commission.
The GSS 3 students, numbering forty three, are observing their career week.
Media & Publicity Unit
14th June, 2012.