Acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has pledged to work with the media in promoting its anti-corruption agenda even as he called for understanding from all.
Magu spoke at a parley with media chiefs in Abuja Tuesday evening.
According to him, in the prosecution of the anti-corruption war, no sacred cow would be spared. He added that if the country must attain its desired respectability in the comity of nations, and if reasonable and noticeable development must permanently come to Nigeria, all must take the war against graft very seriously.
He said that as the chief operating officer of the war, his administration intends to leave no stone unturned, especially in the change regime of President Muhammadu Buhari whom he referred to as “an honest leader who means well for the country.”
Stressing that his doors would always be opened to the media for any clarification on matters within EFCC’s purview, Magu added that what was needed was mutual understanding of the mandate his Commission and the media by one another. According to him, “at the end of the day, we are all serving the same purpose; furthering the development of our great country in every respect.”
In answer to questions from the media chiefs, the EFCC boss recalled efforts of the anti-graft agency in bringing offenders to book, adding that his tenure would build on previous efforts alongside needed reviews to improve on any lapses, “all for more efficient discharge of our mandate here at EFCC.” He further remarked that his administration would follow due process and would consider any suspect innocent until proven otherwise by the court of relevant jurisdiction.
Representatives from electronic and print media houses within and outside Abuja attended the lunch with officials of the Commission.


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