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Osinbajo dares Senate over Magu

By Shuaibu Sadiq on 06/07/2017

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•Acting President Osinbajo.
•Acting President Osinbajo.

 

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, says President Buhari has resolved to work with Ibrahim Magu as EFCC Chairman to stamp out endemic corruption in the country.

Osinbajo, who spoke at the inauguration of the Kaduna office of the anti graft agency on Thursday, said that those who think that they were winning in fighting back against the government’s war on corruption, should wake up.

Represented by Gov Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State, Osinbajo said, so long as Buhari remained Nigeria’ s President Magu would continue to work as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

“Mr Chairman, two weeks ago, I discussed the EFCC and your appointment with President Muhammadu Buhari and he told me he has every confidence in you and every confidence in the commission and the work that you have been doing, and as long as he is president you remain the chairman of the EFCC,” he said.

El-Rufai also told the gathering that the Acting president was also solidly behind Magu.

“Last night, I spoke with the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who reconfirmed the position of the President and told me that as long as he remained the Acting President or Vice President, Ibrahim Magu would remain the chairman of the EFCC.

“That is the only message from the President, so those thinking that corruption is winning this war, Magu would remain their nightmare for the next two years or six years as the case may be.”

The governor had earlier said his administration donated the office to the EFCC to demonstrate its “zero tolerance to bad behaviour by public office holders, contractors, businesses and citizens.

“We applaud the leadership of the EFCC for taking the significant step to establish a state office in Kaduna.

“I assure you that you can continue to count on us in Kaduna to support the commission in every facet of its activities.

“We have set aside land for your training school awaiting the submission of your application.

“We have also set aside land to build your staff housing estate, if you so require.”

He said the state was first to adopt the Federal Government policy on Single Treasury Account (TSA).

The governor explained that as a result of that, over N25 billion was realised by the government after it closed about 470 accounts with commercial banks.

He said the anti graft agency had assisted the state government in recovering over N400 million from corrupt public officials.

Earlier, the acting chairman of the EFCC had called for public support to the agency in the fight against corruption in the land.

Magu said Nigerians must rise and do what is expected of them to reclaim their common wealth stolen by a few corrupt individuals.

“If we can pause and trace the root cause of the problem that confronts us as a nation, we will discover they are all linked to corruption.

“Corruption is the cause of the recession that has pushed our people deeper into poverty and the insurgency that has visited death, displacement and untold hardship on Nigerians in the North East.

“This is the reason I have suggested that we set up prison for the corrupt in the Sambisa forest, where they can be kept away and have the sobriety to be truly reformed,” Magu said. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 06/07/2017 9:27:07 PM

 

 

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