Corruption is celebrated in Nigeria, laments Magu

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has called on stakeholders in the anti-corruption war not be discouraged with the way corruption is celebrated in Nigeria.

He advocated for grassroots mobilisation and sensitisation of Nigerians, especially among youths, on the dangers of corrupt practices on their future. Speaking at the project on support to anti-corruption in Nigeria, organised by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) yesterday in Abuja, Magu said: “It is very necessary for us to put our hands together and come out and fight corruption.

“We need the inputs of everyone in the fight against corruption. Like Mr. President said, if we don’t kill corruption now, corruption will kill Nigeria.”
He said the Presidency has no doubt about the ability of the EFCC under his leadership to fight corruption in the country, adding: “We have the appropriate political goodwill, and that is the most important thing we need in fighting corruption.

“There is no doubt about the commitment of the leadership of this country in fighting corruption.” He, however, maintained that the fight against corruption would help to guaranty a better fire for Nigeria, noting: “We have passed the level of trying to see the cause of corruption; we should find the solution to corruption. We must fight corruption.

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