”Grow, don’t ‘Blow’, EFCC boss Ibrahim Magu admonishes Nigerian Youth
The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has admonished youths against the idea of wanting to ‘blow’, a slang used to depict sudden wealth.
The EFCC boss made this known on November 8 at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife while delivering the keynote address at the 2019 Symposium of the National Association of Philosophy Students (NAPS), OAU branch.
Represented by the Zonal Head of the Commission’s Ibadan zonal office, Friday Ebelo, Magu advised youths to look inward and grow in life instead seeking sudden wealth which usually lures them into crime.
“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 said.
Magu also advised youths to channel their energy into positive activities as he lamented the disturbing trend of cybercrimes among youths.