- The EFCC has pledged its support for President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-corruption war
- The agency made it known that the mass suspension of its operatives has not in any way affected operations at its offices
- Recently, President Buhari suspended Ibrahim Magu alongside other top officials of the commission
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has made an important statement regarding President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-corruption war.
The leadership of the EFCC on Monday, July 20, pointed out that it is fully in support of the presidency's stance, This Day reports.
The agency stated that despite the mass suspension of some of its top officers, all operations are going on smoothly.
Part of the agency's statement in this position read: “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) wishes to inform the general public that normal activities and operations are running smoothly and seamlessly in all its zonal offices across the country and its corporate headquarters in Abuja.
“The EFCC is deeply committed to the anti-corruption agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari and every Nigerian is enjoined to continue to shun and expose corrupt practices anywhere, anytime."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Professor Femi Odekunle, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), had reacted to the ordeal of Magu.
Magu faced a panel at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday, July 6, over allegations of corruption.
Magu's ordeal came two weeks after the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), recommended his removal to President Buhari.
Malami, in a memorandum to the president, anchored his recommendation on several grounds “raging from diversion of recovered loot to insubordination and misconduct” by Magu.
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In a preliminary reaction to the situation on behalf of PACAC, Professor Odekunle said the plans to replace Magu are already in motion.
He made the allegation this in a statement sent to journalists in reaction to the media reports which went viral concerning the EFCC boss.
Part of the statement read: ‘‘The alleged originating Malami memo, up to the current "arrest“ seems an outcome of power-play by power blocs in the corridors of power in which Malami appears to be an arrow-head or major agent of a power bloc that is not really interested in, or in support of, Buhari's anti-corruption fight."
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