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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Anti-corruption: We are guided first by fear of God – EFCC, boss Magu

Anti-corruption: We are guided first by fear of God – EFCC, boss Magu

Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has stated that the agency is guided by the fear of God in its operations.

Magu said this at an interactive session with stakeholders in Ibadan on Monday.

He said the agency had prosecuted all corruption cases, no matter how highly placed the suspect is, while it has secured at least 150 convictions in seven months.

Aside the notable achievements of the EFCC, Magu said the agency brought the anti-corruption campaign closer to the people.

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‘‘For us at EFCC, we are driven by courage, integrity, professionalism and commitment to the common task of improving the lots of our people at the grassroots as we promote working partnership with all stakeholders.

‘‘In all that we do, we are guided first by the fear of God and patriotism to our fatherland and the rule of law.

‘‘I will continue to discharge my duties guided by fear of God, overriding interest of Nigeria and rule of law.”

He said the agency would not embark on witch-hunt, maintaining that its operations were in line with international best practices.

‘‘Like we all know, corruption is the number one problem that has militated against the development of Nigeria, especially the very poor at the grassroots,” he said.

‘‘The havoc that corrupt practices have wrought on the Nigerian economy is, no doubt, endless.

‘‘This is why fighting it (corruption) to a standstill is not only a must but the only lifesaver for our country.

‘‘We must all join hands to kill corruption. We must fight this menace. There is no better time to prop up the anti-corruption campaign than now,” he added.

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