Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Every Public Official Is Under Investigation – Magu

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has said that every government official is under investigation without them knowing about it.

Magu who spoke in Kaduna on Tuesday said the bane of the fight against corruption in the recent past was lack of political will.

With the political will demonstrated by President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Magu said Nigeria will soon win the battle against corruption.

Magu said that President Muhammadu Buhari gave the Commission additional mandate to investigate every Nigerian in government, irrespective of party affiliation in order to win the war against corruption.

Speaking during a courtesy visit to the headquarters of the National Union of Textiles and Garment Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) in Kaduna, Magu dispelled the insinuation in some quarters that EFCC operations was one sided in the fight against corruption, saying, this was not true.

He said, “We have cause to investigate and in fact we are investigating even those that are in government without them knowing.

“’Not only that, the president has given me the mandate to investigate every corrupt Nigerian leader irrespective of his political affiliation.

He said, the present administration under the watch of President Buhari has the political will to fight corruption, noting, even the Vice President Osibanjo and many other prominent people in government have the passion to fight corruption.

“I don’t think we have the monopoly of knowledge to tackle corruption. But more than that, the fight against corruption is designed and structured to boost confidence in the economy as well as to attract investors both within and outside the country”, he added.

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