EFCC’s Magu vows to fight Corruption to a Standstill

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has said that nothing can stop his commission from ridding the country of corruption.

Speaking with journalists at the opening ceremony of the retreat organised by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) for the Chief Executive Officers of government agencies, Magu stated that the fight against corruption is not selective, Daily Trust writes.

“We are unrelenting in our fight against corruption and nothing can stop us from defeating it. I repeat: nothing can stop us from fighting it to standstill”, he said.

The anti-corruption czar said though corruption is fighting back vigorously, the EFFC will eventually win the war with the support of well-meaning Nigerians.

“I am assuring you we will win because we are not fighting corruption as an individual or an agency, many Nigerians are behind us and we call on other honest Nigerians to join us to fight corruption together,” he said.

Speaking earlier during the opening ceremony, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha, said the retreat was organised to address all identified inadequacies observed in the implementation of 2017 budget with a view to enhancing the process within the instrument of the Public Procurement Act 2007.

Mustapha, who was represented by a  Permanent Secretary at the SGF’s office, Mr Olusegun Adekunle, warned that no government agency must do business with any government contractor without proper registration on the national database hosted by the BPP.

“Government will not hesitate to deal with agencies that are yet to submit their procurement plans and procurement records of the previous year and current year (2017 and 2018) respectively,” he said.

He warned of punitive measures for any CEO who defaults or colludes with contractors or is found to side-line the public procurement process.

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