The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has advised the Nigerian youths never to allow evil thoughts penetrate their hearts.
Magu gave the charge while delivering a lecture at the 2019 Batch B Orientation Course held at the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, orientation camp ground, Iseyin in Oyo State.
The EFCC boss, who spoke through the Head of the Commission’s Ibadan Zonal Office, Friday Ebelo, noted that the only way the youth could effectively avoid crimes was by ensuring that they do not give space for evil thoughts to germinate in their hearts.
He said, “It often takes a process to get involved in crime. You must, therefore, be careful about what manner of thought you allow to dominate your mind. It is equally important that you choose carefully the kind of people you associate with because that also influences what you give priority to in your heart.”
While relating his message with the Commission’s statistics of arrests, arraignments and convictions of youths involved in criminal activities in recent times, Magu insisted that many were lured into the act by their choice of providing unbridled access to all shades of evil thoughts.
He further advised the youth corps members to be hardworking in order to make meaningful impact in life, saying, “there is no shortcut to wealth and fame. Acts of criminality might deliver wealth in the short run, but ultimately there will be misery and gnashing of teeth.”