NewsEFCC; Magu assumes office, pledges to sustain fight against...

EFCC; Magu assumes office, pledges to sustain fight against corruption


EFCC; Magu assumes office, pledges to sustain fight against corruption

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Wednesday assumed office and charged all staff of the Commission to brace up for fresh and greater challenges in the arduous task of combating corruption.
According to a statement signed by Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media & Publicity of the commission, Magu gave the charge at the formal handover ceremony held at the EFCC headquarters, Abuja, which saw him, took over from Ibrahim Lamorde.
Asserting his readiness to succeed in running the EFCC, Magu, who like Lamorde is a pioneer staff of the agency, expressed absolute commitment to executing the war against corruption.
While paying tribute to the founding fathers of the agency,  Magu was quoted to have said, “I want to state our resolve not to falter on the well-established tradition of patriotism, dedication, courage and fearlessness, and we will take this responsibility with utmost seriousness that it deserves.”
He promised to “ginger up the anti-corruption campaign”, noting that there was no better time to do so than now.
Corruption, according to Magu, cannot co-exist with any meaningful development, as such, must be fought to a standstill.
“There is the need to make sure that whatever is gotten for common use did not end up in private pockets,” he said, stressing that fighting corruption to a standstill will make the country attractive to foreign investors.
Magu also pledged to be a listening leader and one that will be responsive to staff welfare and development. He said, “I am ready and willing to work with everybody without any primordial concerns.”
Noted as a no-nonsense investigator, Magu said, “While we will intensify on our work out there, we will also keep an eye internally, and will not tolerate indiscipline nor condone abuse of office or acts of corruption.
Magu commended Lamorde for his leadership and wished him the best in his future endeavours. He also commended the management of the agency for having worked assiduously to ensure the sustenance of the objectives of establishing the EFCC.
On his part, outgoing Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde charged staff of the agency to be patriotic and desist from mudslinging.
“As a human being, you have the right to disagree with someone, but if you disagree with your leader approach him yourself, instead of going out there to grumble,” he said.
According to him, those who engage in such actions are apparently oblivious of the far-reaching impact of their actions, which goes beyond the Commission and the individual.
Describing Magu as a “brother, colleague and friend”, Lamorde urged members of staff to give the new EFCC boss all the support that is needed to move the anti-graft agency forward.
“He needs all the support and encouragement he can get, and he should not be distracted with unnecessary write-ups,” he said.
Waxing a bit religious, Lamorde described his exit as “an act of God”, saying, “if you see it like that you won’t blame anybody, and you will have peace of mind. Let’s take whatever happens as an act of God.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Vocational Training: Magvoile Partners ITF, Empowers Correctional Officers At CSTSK

By; ISAAC ODEH, Kaduna Entrepreneurship development has been described as a key requirement that would enable Correctional Officers and Men...

House Of Reps Frowns At 1,000 Nurses Leaving NIgeria For Greener Pastures Every Month

*commends Nursing, Midwifery Council Boss By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON Chairman House Committee on Healthcare Services, Hon. Dr. Yusuf Tanko Sununu has...

Cham Traditional Leaders Say They Have Every Reason To Vote Governor Inuwa Again

By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON Traditional rulers from Cham Chiefdom in Balanga Local Government Area of Gombe state have reaffirmed support...

Vote Of Confidence: Kaltungo Chiefdom Applauds Gov Inuwa Yahaya Over Good Governance

*pledges continued support, solidarity for Governor By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON Kaltungo Chiedom has declared that it is solidly behind Governor...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

Sanwo-Olu Tasks Navy, Others On Internal, External Security

By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has urged the security agencies and Nigerians to brace up...

Herbalist, Two Others Arrested By Amotekun For Slaughtering 73-yr Old Man

*prime suspect says he collected N35,000 for his head By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan. A 27 year old herbalist and two others...

Must read

El-Rufai Threatening Democracy, Northern Groups Cry Out

By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG),...

We’ll Deliver Campaign Promises, Buhari Assures

By; SUNDAY ODE, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you