ABUJA - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it will introduce a monthly keep-fit exercise among its workers to enhance the performance of their duties.
The Commandant of the commission’s academy, Mr Ayo Olowoniyi, who led the maiden edition of the exercise from Karu to Abuja and Jikwoyi said there was need for the workers to be physically fit.
“There is need to introduce some level of physical fitness for the members of staff.
“Third Saturdays of every month will now be observed as Chairman’s Sports Day in which every member of staff will come out to do exercise.
“We cannot just be sitting down and putting pen on paper in the name of fighting corruption. We need to be agile because this kind of work needs some extra strength in order to be effective,’’ he said.
He said the commission had just formulated the idea to boost its mentality of fighting corruption in the society.
Olowoniyi, however, urged the workers to always show some level of discipline and observe road signs during the exercise.
Mr Mailafia Yakubu, Chairman of the Organising Committee of the exercise, expressed dismay that most of the workers did not create time to exercise which was very crucial to their work.
He added that the commission planned to introduce a competition to keep the workers busy while fighting corruption.
“Maybe before the end of this year, we will introduce the chairman’s cup on different competitions just to keep the staff members busy on the other side and not only fighting corruption.’’
Some of the workers told newsmen during the exercise that it would enhance their physical and mental alertness to duty.