EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu
EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu

New Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu who assumed duty yesterday has declared that under his watch, corruption will be fought to a standstill in the country.
Magu, who assumed duty as acting chairman of the Commission also charged staff to remain committed to the new mandate of the agency, vowing that he will make sure that what is gotten for common good does not end up in private pockets and therefore called for commitment to duty among the team.
“I want to state our resolve not to falter on the well-established tradition of patriotism, dedication, courage and fearlessness, and we will take this responsibility with utmost seriousness that it deserves.
“Corruption cannot co-exist with any meaningful development and as such, must be fought to a standstill,” he stressed.
Magu, an Assistant Commissioner of Police and a pioneer staff of the agency, expressed commitment to win the war against corruption while taking over the agency from the immediate past Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Lamorde, noting that, “There is the need to make sure that whatever is gotten for common use does not end up in private pockets.”
According to him, fighting corruption to a standstill will make the country attractive to foreign investors and there is no better time to do so than now.
Magu pledged to work with members of staff of the agency without primordial concerns, adding that his administration would not tolerate indiscipline or condone any form of abuse of office.
In his remark, Lamorde, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, called on members of staff to remain patriotic and desist from any form of indiscipline.
“As human beings, we have the right to disagree with each other but if we disagree with our leaders, it is good we approach them ourselves, instead of grumbling,” he said.
According to him, those who engage in such actions are apparently oblivious of the far-reaching impact of their actions, which go beyond the commission and the individual.
He therefore urged members of staff of the commission to support the administration of the new EFCC boss to move the agency forward.

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