The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Acting Chairman. Ibrahim Magu, said that the ongoing war against corruption will continue no matter whose ox is gored. Recall the Senate’s refusal to confirm Magu as the substantive Chairman of the EFCC and the insistence on Magu as his only choice as the EFCC boss, by President Muhammad Buhari . . .
The defiant anti-graft agency czar made this known on Thursday during an interactive session with staff of the commission to mark the agency’s 14th year anniversary.
He said the agency is determined to completely wipe out corruption from Nigeria and return the country to her position in the comity of nations.
Magu said, inter alia:
“We will continue to fight corruption whether anybody likes it or not. Because, we know that, that is the only way we can bring succor to this country. Now that we have found ourselves in this position, please, let us put heads together. My door is completely opened. If something is going on wrong, please come and tell me. If you don’t want to show your face, just write a letter to me. Information is very important. I am alone, if you don’t tell me what is wrong, I would not know.
I don’t want to know what is right, just tell us how we can correct the system itself, because the system needs correction every day. People are complaining about corruption in the EFCC, which is not good. We should not allow some individuals to spoil our names here. If you go to United States of America and the United Kingdom, they are all awash with news about us because of this Malabu case. So we are succeeding. Be part of the success. Forget about your own interest. Consider the overall interest of this country and the interest of the nation . . . ”
— Ibrahim Magu, EFCC Acting Chairman
Magu urged the EFCC staff to approach the anti-corruption fight selflessly, in the interest of the nation, adding that the successes of the agency were being celebrated in the international community.