Why I’m Committed To Fightng Corruption – Magu

EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu
EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has said that the reason he is committed to the fight against corruption was because he views it as a crime against humanity.

Magu was speaking during a courtesy visit to the National Union of Textile and Garment Workers of Nigeria Head office in Kaduna.

He said: “Corruption affects everybody that is why everyone is a major stakeholder in the fight.

“That is why I have the passion, zeal and the courage to lead the fight against corruption.”

The EFCC boss said that before the coming into power of President Muhammadu Buhari, there appeared no hope for the country, but the President has shown “demonstrable political” will to deal with the menace of corruption.

He called on Nigerians, especially members of the organized labour, to support President Buhari and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo in the quest to make Nigeria corruption-free.

General Secretary of the union, Issa Aremu, who is also a deputy National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, opined that the EFCC should be empowered to invite anyone living above their means to explain their source of wealth, and if their explanations were no satisfactory, they should be prosecuted.



    “If found guilty the person should be made to forfeit entire proceeds from corruption,” Mr. Aremu said.

    He also suggested that a special account be designated as Infrastructure Development Fund from recoveries from corruption proceeds.

    Aremu commended the Buhari administration for its campaign against corruption, which he said was killing the culture of industry, enterprise and productivity in Nigeria.

    “We call on Buhari to revisit the 2014 National Conference Report and implement some measures that would deepen the government’s war against corruption,” he said.

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