- The acting chairman of the EFCC has said that the high rate of corruption is fueling insecurity in Nigeria
- Ibrahim Magu called for a concerted effort against corruption to ensure a peaceful country
- According to Magu, the surest path to peace across Nigeria is to take care of the menace of corruption
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has condemned the growing rate of corruption in Nigeria.
Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the EFCC said corruption has been the major contributing factor to the insecurity witnessed across the country.
Speaking on a private radio programme in Ibadan, Oyo state on Tuesday, July 30, Magu called for a concerted effort against corruption to ensure a peaceful country.
Magu who was represented by the EFCC’s Ibadan zonal head, Friday Ebelo, said the best way to fight insecurity is majorly through fighting corruption in the country.
“You can’t separate the growing insecurity from corruption. The surest path to peace in our country is to take care of the menace of corruption."
"If we succeed in stemming corruption, we will berth a working system in which the problem of the infrastructural deficit will be addressed. Ignorance will be kept at bay, and there will be more jobs for the people," Magu said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Magu had blamed the government of United Kingdom for dragging the case of a former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke for more than four years with no result.
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Speaking during a visit of International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) at the EFCC's head office, Magu said the amount involved in the case is about $2.4 billion while no kobo has been recovered from overseas.
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