Economic and Financial Crimes Commission marks 14th Anniversary

Aliyu Othman, Abuja

acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has said the past fourteen years of its existence have recorded great achievements in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

The acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu said in Abuja in an event marking the fourteenth anniversary of the establishment of the commission to fight corruption that the anti-graft agency was achieving successes despite the challenges.

Mr. Magu said the fight against corruption in recent times attracted the United States and Britain’s attention as they talk about the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission because of the Malabu scandal which showed that the anti-graft agency was achieving successes.

The EFCC boss also revealed that the world is monitoring the agency’s success “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”

The Acting Chairman of the EFCC reiterated that the agency’s readiness  to ensure that corruption is completely wiped out in Nigeria to ensure that the country retains her position in the comity of nations.

Mr. Magu urged EFCC staff to double their efforts for the desired results in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

Mr. Magu also encouraged the staff to uphold the core values of the commission, “It was necessary to put more efforts in the ongoing fight against corruption as that is the only way succour can be brought to Nigeria”

“We will continue to fight corruption whether anybody likes it or not. Because, we know that, that is the only way we can bring succour to this country….. Now that we have found ourselves in this position, please, let us put heads together,” Magu said.

The EFCC Chairman challenged the personnel to furnish him with information on how the commission can move forward; information on the wrong things the personnel are doing, in other for them to be addressed so that the image of the agency will not be tarnished”

“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”

Mr. Magu said that the efforts being made by the commission in fighting corruption was fast gaining recognition in the international community and charged the staff to shun the wrong things and be part of the success story.

 

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