The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu has stated that his rejection by the Nigerian Senate will not stop him from fighting corruption and neither will the report against him by the Department of State Service (DSS).
Speaking with some civil society organizations at the entrance of the Senate building after his explosive screening session, Magu expressed his doubts about the authenticity of the report from the DSS indicting him of corrupt practices and lack of integrity to head the EFCC.
My priority is to fight corruption. My confirmation has not changed anything. We have always been on duty I will work until the last day whether confirmation or no confirmation.
The greatest violation against human right is crime against the society and the humanity but everybody has a duty and responsibility to fight corruption and I also has a responsibility. I assure you that we will fight to finish.
We will never be deterred because what we are doing is trying to investigate what has gone before and protect the future of our children and our future generation.
So, if we don’t work today and fight against corruption, the future is not guaranteed, the future of our children is not guaranteed.
So, we must wake up, where ever you find yourself, fight corruption. Anytime you discover that I am corrupt, expose me.
You know, you can’t just raise mere allegations without giving the person opportunity to answer you. There is issue of fundamental human right and the right of fair hearing is there.
Up till this time, DSS has not called me and I am even surprised that the same report is coming back and this time around it is signed by somebody. I doubt the genuineness of that report. But I think we need to identify those who have the interest of this country at heart.