By Jilams Odigwe
ABUJA/Nigeria: The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has said that the agency is winning the war on corruption and very soon no one will be untouchable as the agency intensifies its anti-corruption crusade. Magu said this at the 20TH anniversary public lecture and award ceremony of the finance Correspondents Association of Nigeria (FICAN) which was held at the Top Rank Hotel, Utako, Abuja.
“We are winning the war on corruption, because the age of impunity is over, and never again would anyone be treated as a sacred cow.”
He was quoted to have said. Magu, who was represented by Tony Orilade, who is the acting head, EFCC public interface unit presented a paper entitled.
“Corruption and National Development: Issues, challenges and solutions” identified corruption as the main reason why Nigeria has not been able to reach its full potential as the giant of Africa.
“We are blessed with both human and mineral resources. But why have we not been able to explore and exploit our potentials to the fullest? Your answer is as good as mine –Corruption”
“As far as we are striving to fight corruption to a standstill in Nigeria, sadly, it is fighting back, really hard”.
He cited two instances in which a top investigator was shot but escaped death which were August 16TH and August 24TH of this year in Abuja and Port Harcourt respectively.
Magu was said to have urged the members of the press to explore the power of the pen “to push for reforms in the Judiciary and society at large by exposing corrupt elements.