By NBF News

A social crusader, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, has called on the Federal Government to expedite judicial action against corrupt officials in the society and possibly sanction culprits, to serve as a deterrent to other Nigerians.

Speaking at a ceremony marking his formal inauguration and decoration as the patron of Anambra State chapter of National Anti-Corruption Volunteer Corps (NAVC) at the Rojenny Games Village, Oba, Idemili South Council Area of the state, Ezeonwuka also called on the Federal Government to bring the national conscienciousness to an extent that no corrupt person should go unpunished in the country.

According to Ezeonwuka, who is the proprietor of the Rojenny Games Village, Oba, 'institutionalized corruption such as extortion of any kind being perpetrated by uniformed men should be checkmated in the country, with particular emphasis on Anambra State.'

He, however, commended the volunteers for choosing him as their patron among other community leaders in the state, adding, 'being a patron is a huge responsibility and I will support you in all to ensure that the menace is stamped out from our national life.'

Earlier, the state Co-ordinator of NAVC, Dr. Ifeanyi Obi, had called on influential Nigerians who possessed impeccable characters to join the fight against corruption in the country.

Obi noted that the fight against corruption needed concerted efforts, especially from Nigerians who could lead people with exemplary character.

'If we must succeed in this battle, we need more people to get involved, especially those that have positive style of living, Obi insisted, adding, 'our society is in dire need of forthright models so that our younger generation can easily be thought to see the right way of doing things and to see the harmful effect corruption had done to our society.'

The co-ordinator, however, enumerated some of the achievements of the chapter which included sensitization in schools, churches, public offices and organized groups on the dangers of corruption.

'In other to catch them young, we have to set up anti-corruption clubs in some secondary schools in the state, just as each higher institution in the state has a student anti-corruption movement,' Obi further stated.