Cor­rup­tion fu­elling ag­i­ta­tions in the coun­try — Magu

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ron­ald Mu­tum

The Act­ing Chair­man of the Eco­nomic and Fi­nan­cial Crimes Com­mis­sion (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has blamed cor­rup­tion over the var­i­ous ag­i­ta­tions to break up the coun­try.

He made this known yes­ter­day dur­ing a courtesy visit to the man­age­ment of Daily Trust news­pa­per ti­tles in Abuja yes­ter­day.

Magu said the ag­i­ta­tions were caused by cor­rup­tion, not­ing that the greedy still want to con­tinue plun­der­ing the na­tion’s wealth.

He lamented that cor­rup­tion is fight­ing back and the cor­rupt are be­ing cel­e­brated, adding that some of them have taken over a sec­tion of the me­dia.

He said there was no bet­ter time to end cor­rup­tion than now that there is the po­lit­i­cal will to do so, “If we don’t do it this time around, just for­get it.”

He urged the me­dia to sup­port the anti-graft agency in their cam­paign to end cor­rup­tion in the coun­try.

“We need you to sen­si­tize peo­ple to re­al­ize the evil of cor­rup­tion…un­less we do that, there is no cer­tainty for the fu­ture gen­er­a­tion”

He also re­vealed that the EFCC is set to meet with vice chan­cel­lors of uni­ver­si­ties to ad­dress the prob­lem of cor­rup­tion in ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions.

He said there are plans to in­tro­duce a gen­eral course unit in uni­ver­si­ties to check the ills of cor­rup­tion.

Act­ing Chair­man of the Eco­nomic and Fi­nan­cial Crimes Com­mis­sion (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu dur­ing a courtesy visit to Me­dia Trust head­quar­ters in Abuja yes­ter­day.

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