The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has said Nigerians youths don’t have to blow but grow in their chosen career.
Magu gave the advice at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife on Friday while delivering the keynote address at the 2019 Symposium of the National Association of Philosophy Students (NAPS), OAU branch, PM News reports.
He charged the students not to join the bandwagon of those seeking to ‘blow’ – the modern slang that depicts desperation for quick wealth.
“At the individual level, every youth must shun all temptation to be corrupt or be corrupted by any means. They must realise that the only way to success is hard work. The fast way only leads to destruction. GROW, don’t BLOW! An attempt to sacrifice steady growth on the alter of a ‘blowing success’ is an invitation to self-destruct,” he noted.
Instead, he urged to follow their dream through to success and always stay away from criminal acts in order not to fall into the raging hand of the law.
He said joining the ‘blow’ gang could push youths into committing crimes which may in turn cut short their dreams.
The EFCC boss was represented by the Zonal Head of the Commission’s Ibadan office, Friday Ebelo.