The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede has stated that seven out of ten Nigerian students are involved in cybercrimes.
The EFCC boss made this known during a meeting with a delegation from Daar Communication PLC at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
Olukoyede, according to a statement released on the EFCC official X handle, expressed concerns over the alarming rate of youth involvement in cybercrimes and called on the media to design programmes aimed at enlightening youths on the evil of the criminal activities
“We are looking towards Daar Communications to enlighten our youths on the evils of cybercrimes. It is worrisome that 7 out of 10 students today are involved in cybercrimes.
“These are the youths we are preparing to be leaders of tomorrow. The media should not relent in enlightening them on the evils of such criminal practices.”
Olokoyede’s comment is coming weeks after the EFCC arrested 69 students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) for fraud-related offences.