Inspector-general of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has enjoined Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption and restore the country’s place I the committee of nations.
Idris gave the charge during the customary dinner organised for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detective superintendent course (7) 2017/2018 at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna.
The IGP, who has been enmeshed in a power tussle with the Senate, said the feat achieved by the EFCC with the recovery of looted funds under the leadership of Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman, could not have been possible without the support of the president.
“Without the support and prompting of Mr President, the achievement made by the commission would not have been possible,” he said.
“Mr president has zero tolerance for corruption and I urge all Nigerians to support him to carry the fight to its logical conclusion.”
Mr Idris congratulated the 314 cadets who successfully completed the 13 months training course and charged them to exercise a high sense of professionalism and courage in carrying out the task ahead.
“You have been called upon to join the anti-corruption crusade of the president, commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; as such, you must be professional, committed and courageous in the fight.
“This is the only way you can guarantee your service in the commission,” he said.
He warned them against temptations in the course of their job, urging them not to pervert the course of justice for monetary and material rewards.
Idris added that the police would continue to partner with the commission to ensure that all those who looted the treasury and diverted funds that would have been used to develop the economy were arrested and prosecuted.