21 April 2017

Nigeria: EFCC No Longer a Toothless Bulldog, Says Magu

Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has said the anti-graft agency has only become a watchdog of the society but a biting one.

Magu, who made the declaration when he received a delegation of Ohanaeze and Arewa youth parliaments in his office in Abuja, also vowed that nobody could stop the agency from fighting corruption in the country,

"The EFCC has not only become a watchdog, it has become a biting dog," said Magu, who assured Nigerians of reaping the benefit of fighting graft in Nigeria.

He said: "I have always emphasised that we do not have the monopoly of knowledge to fight corruption as corruption is a crime against humanity as it affects everybody, so we need to effectively tackle corruption."

He solicited more support from Nigerians, emphasising the need to unite and fight the evil called corruption.

"We must all unite against the evil called corruption as that is the only way we can ensure, at least, the protection of the future of our children and our younger ones," he said.

Magu added that the EFCC remained committed to fighting corruption to ensure a better Nigeria, stressing that "nobody will stop us from fighting corruption."

Speaking on behalf of the delegation, speaker of Ohanaeze youth parliament, Okonkwo Patrick, presented a certificate of credence to the EFCC boss.

"The EFCC under the leadership of Ibrahim Magu has recorded tremendous achievements since he assumed office

"The fight against corruption is not just for Magu alone, it is for each and every one of us and we believe that this fight is to secure a positive future," he said.

According to him, Magu has brought transparency, hard work and accountability in the affairs of the commission.


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