Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says nobody will stop the agency from fighting corruption.
Magu said this when he received a delegation from Ohaneze and Arewa youth parliaments in Abuja on Wednesday.
“I have always emphasised that we do not have the monopoly of knowledge to fight corruption as corruption is a crime against humanity as it affects everybody, so we need to effectively tackle corruption,” he said.
He used the occasion to call for more support from Nigerians, emphasising that “we must all unite together against the evil called corruption as that is the only way we can ensure, at least the protection of the future of our children and our younger ones”.
He added that the EFCC remained committed to fighting corruption and to ensuring a better Nigeria.
“Nobody will stop us from fighting corruption,” he said.
The senate had twice rejected the appointment of Magu as EFCC chairman.
Okonkwo Patrick, speaker of the Ohaneze youth parliament, presented a certificate of credence to the EFCC chief.
“The EFCC under the leadership of Ibrahim Magu has recorded tremendous achievements since he assumed office,” he said.
While assuring Magu of the group’s support, he said: “The fight against corruption is not just for Magu alone, it is for each and every one of us and we believe that this fight is to secure a positive future.”
According to him, Magu has brought transparency, hard work and accountability in the affairs of the commission.
“We are going to reap the benefits of the efforts of the EFCC in ridding the country of corruption,” he added.
“The EFCC has not only become a watchdog, it has become a biting dog.”