- Governor Nyesom Wike has faulted EFCC's chairman, Ibrahim Magu, over his accusation that some state governors promote insecurity in Nigeria
- Wike who disagreed with Magu over his comment said he is being economical with the truth
- According to the governor, if Rivers state can have a near-zero crime situation, the money being spent to support security agencies will be utilised to fund projects
The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, on Saturday, May 4, attacked the EFCC's chairman, Ibrahim Magu, for saying some state governors promote insecurity to enable them inflate security votes in their states.
Daily Trust reports that Wike said Magu was being economical with the truth. the governor disclosed this through the Rivers Commissioner for Information and Communications, Emma Okah.
According to him, “Rivers state governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, disagrees with the EFCC Chairman in his comment, because Rivers state is hungry for funds to execute projects.
“We do not need a crime decoy. It is a bad omen and anathema. We pray and fight against violence or high-calibre crimes in Rivers state.
“If we can have a near-zero crime situation in Rivers state, the money being spent to support security agencies will be utilised to fund projects, which Governor Wike is noted for.”
Recall that Legit.ng reported that EFCC's chairman, Ibrahim Magu, alleged that some state governors promote insecurity to enable them inflate security votes in their states.
Magu said Nigeria's loss to corruption in the last decade runs into trillions of naira and that a review of the recoveries between 2017 and now, shows that in 2017, the EFCC recovered N473.065 billion, $98 million, €7 million and £294,000, while N236.16 billion was recovered in 2018.
He said the recovered sum just gives an insight into what had been stolen so far by those in leadership positions.
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Speaking at the induction ceremony for the governors-elect and their returning colleagues at the State House in Abuja, the anti-corruption czar said the twin evils of corruption and terrorism- financing.
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