The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has spoken to his protesting supporters after his the second rejection of his nomination as the substantive EFCC chairman by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Acting EFCC chairman told his supporter, at a rally organised by Citizens Action To Take Back Nigeria (CATBAN) and other civil society groups on Wednesday at the National Assembly gate, that he will not be deterred and would fight on, urging them to fight corruption anywhere they were found.
Mr. Magu who thanked them for their show of solidarity, said: “Corruption concerns everybody.
“Everybody has a responsibility to fight corruption. I assure you that I will fight to finish. I will not be deterred because …we are trying to protect the future of our children and our future generation.
“If we don’t work today against corruption, the future of our children is not guaranteed.
“So, we must wake up. Wherever you find yourself, fight corruption.
“Anytime you discover that I’m corrupt, please expose me”, he told his supporters at a rally in front of the National Assembly gate after his screening.
The coalition, was led by the National Coordinator of CATBAN, Ibrahim Garba Wala.
They chanted pro-Magu slogans at the entrance of the National Assembly, displaying placards with different inscriptions, including “Corruption Dey Fear Magu”, Magu Deserves Confirmation”, “No Mago Mago Anywhere Magu Dey”, among others.
Speaking, Ibrahin Garba Wala said the essence of the rally in favour of Mr. magu showed that “Nigerians are aware of what is going on. In democracy, what you do is that you create activities that will create awareness. This is one of the activities we created today that he is to respond to the Senate to get cleared.”
“Today, we actually brought out ourselves in solidarity to ensure that the right man that is meant for the right job should be confirmed”, he said.
However, the Senate, again, rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the substantive EFCC chairman.
Source: The Street Reporters