Mr Ibrahim Magu, the Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has solicited the support of journalists in the fight against corruption in the country.
He made the request when he visited the Correspondent Chapel at the NUJ Press Centre in Kano on Thursday.
He said the Commission found it necessary to seek for the support and cooperation of journalists in order to ensure the success of the crusade.
He added that “what we are doing is for Nigeria and not for our personal interest, hence our decision as stakeholders to seek for your support.
“We appreciate your support but we want you to give us more support by educating people, especially at the grassroots on the ills of corruption.”
According to him, the present administration under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to the fight against corruption in the country.
“We now have the appropriate political will to fight corruption. We can only blame ourselves if we fail to perform,” Magu said.
He, however, urged journalists to monitor the activities of the EFCC with a view to providing useful suggestions on how to correct its mistakes
He said “I always welcome useful criticisms, so I want you to monitor us and to constructively criticise and analyse how we operate.”
In their separate remarks, the Chairman of the NUJ Kano State Council and Chairman of the Correspondent Chapel, Malam Aduljalal Haruna and Mr Edwin Olufu, expressed the readiness of journalists in the state to support the Commission to achieve the desired objective.