Two non-governmental organisations, Ohaneze Youth Parliament and Arewa Youth Parliament have passed a vote of confidence on the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, for the vigour he has brought to the operations of the anti-graft agency.
Speaker of the Ohaneze Youth Parliament, Okonkwo Patrick, who led a team to the Abuja headquarters of the EFCC, also presented a meritorious Certificate of Credence to Magu.
“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 into the affairs of the Commission.”
He further stressed, “We are going to reap the benefits of the efforts of the EFCC in ridding the country of corruption.
“The EFCC has not only become a watchdog, it has become a biting dog.”
He also commended the Federal Government for its whistle-blowing policy, noting that it’s yielding positive results.
While appreciating the groups, Magu stressed that the vote of confidence passed on him and the commission would further encourage the EFCC to remain steadfast in the discharge of its mandate.
“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, stressing, “We must all unite 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”.
Magu emphasised that the EFCC remained committed to fighting corruption and ensuring a better Nigeria.
“Nobody will stop us from fighting corruption,” he said.