The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, on Friday said corrupt tendencies were more pronounced among males than females.
Speaking when the executive committee of the National Council of Women Society, NCWS, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja, Mr Magu said women were not pure or immune to greed, but thay were only less corrupt.
“Looking at the number of people that have been apprehended by the commission, the number of men involved outnumbers the women,” Mr Magu said.
Mr Magu described women as nation builders, stressing that their roles in ensuring the right societal values could never be over-emphasized.
The EFCC boss stressed the need for collaboration between the commission and NCWS in the fight against corruption.
“We respect the independence of the judiciary and auditing bodies in our efforts to ensure that the corrupt are prosecuted, while stolen assets are returned,” he said.
Earlier, the president of NCWS, Gloria Shoda, said achieving developmental goals would only be possible when resources in public trust were properly utilized.
“Such misuse of resources has always been the problem in the country,” she declared.
Ms Shoda commended President Muhammadu Buhari in the fight against corruption, saying it had raised the benchmark in public service.