The Acting Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has once again called on all Stakeholders in the Anti-Corruption crusade to come together to kill corruption.
The EFCC boss who made the call today Monday, August 13, 2018 during an Interactive Session with the Commission’s Stakeholders at the Ibadan Zonal Office, Oyo State, said the idea was aimed at strengthening the existing relationship and collaborative efforts of Anti-Corruption stakeholders at the grass root.
The event had a large turnout of Government Agencies, Civil Society Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and the Media.
Magu while commending the unwavering support of the Stakeholders, urge all participants to always do the right thing at all time. According to him, “it is my pleasure, most sincerely, to be in your midst today as we interact and rub minds on how to strengthen our partnership and collaborative efforts in the fight against corruption. It is also in recognition of the important role you have all played in assisting the Commission to achieve our goal of ridding Nigeria of all forms of corruption. I thank you all specially for finding our cause worthy of associating with. I urge us all to strive to do the right thing at all time”.
Speaking further he said, “I am also aware that this responsibility and partnership towards complementing the Federal Government’s efforts to rid corruption in Nigeria, is a Social Responsibility of all of us in line with the change mantra of the present administration”.
In addition, he enjoined the Media, Collaborating Government Agencies, Civil Society Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations to continue to collaborate to fight the menace. “We must all join hands to kill corruption. I also want to reinstate for the records that, there is no better time to prop up the anti-corruption campaign than now” he emphasized.
While reiterating the Commission’s commitment to its core values, Magu said, “the EFCC will not, and does not engage in witch-hunt. Our activities are in line with international best practices. In all that we do, we are indeed, guided first by the fear of God and patriotism to our fatherland and the Rule of Law. We therefore expect more rigorous collaboration and cooperation from all of you as stakeholders. We need to promote public ownership of the fight against corruption in consonance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s warning that “if we do not kill corruption, corruption will kill us”, he said.