Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has blamed corruption for the various agitations for secession, strikes and civil actions in Nigeria.
According to reports, the EFCC boss made his comments while speaking on Wednesday September 13, at a parley with social media personalities in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Magu stressed that Nigeria’s fundamental problem was corruption; but he however insisted that the Muhammadu Buhari-led war against corruption is succeeding.
He stated: “We are almost there. We are succeeding. We have reached a level nobody can stop us. Nobody can stop us.
“Every evil thing happening in Nigeria is caused by corruption.
“Agitation, whatever, the root is corruption.
“I am telling you the primary thing is political goodwill. If the leader is committed to fighting corruption, nothing can stop us.
“All these boys and girls crossing the Mediterranean to go to Europe is because of corruption.
“What we are saying is, let us do the right thing. We should insist the right thing should be done. We all have a duty to. We are all anointed by God to fight corruption.
“There are strikes here and there caused by corruption.
“If there is corruption in the EFCC, expose it. If I am corrupt, expose me. I can’t be corrupt and be fighting corruption.”
The EFCC boss said the anti-graft agency was determined than ever to fight corruption to a standstill.