- The EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, has reacted to a viral video in which he was said to have claimed that coronavirus is caused by corruption
- Magu said that the video clip is not only false but also intended to mislead the Nigerian public
- The agency said that what its chief actually said was that all global diseases put together are not worse than corruption
Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied saying that coronavirus is caused by corruption.
Magu said that the video that claimed he actually made the remark is both false and rather misleading.
On its official Twitter handle, the commission said that what acting chairman said was “Tackling corruption is a clarion call, given that corruption is a huge burden to the nation. It is worse than Cancer, Ebola Virus, Coronavirus and all other deadly diseases put together.”
It, therefore, called on The Cable, the online newspaper which put out the video to immediately make a correction to this effect.
However, the video clip in which Magu was said to have made this comment is already going viral on social media.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Magu, on Tuesday, February 18, said that coronavirus was caused by corruption.
He made this strong remark during the passing out parade of 281 inspector cadets of the EFCC in Kaduna state.
The EFCC boss said that the major objective of the commission is to kill corruption in all part of Nigeria at all levels and in whatever form related to financial activities.
He said that the agency was not satisfied with merely arresting and prosecuting criminal, but was also deeply involved and interested in the re-orientation and rehabilitation of such persons.
Describing corruption as a huge burden on the country, Magu state that the cankerworm had spread to many sectors in Nigeria security, education and labour.
He pointed out that this moral disease has led to poverty, low standard of living, the inability of the common to access basic healthcare services and even unemployment.
The EFCC chairman added: “EFCC has zero-tolerance for corruption as our mandate is to kill corruption as corruption is worse than all the diseases we have now and I strongly believe coronavirus is caused by corruption."
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