The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Mustafa Magu on today declared that the fight against corruption will be holistic and unsparing.
Magu, however, assured that the process will be open and transparent.
He also promised to discharge his responsibility in the EFCC “with the fear of God, in the national interest and strictly observing the rule of law.”
Magu, who spoke during a working visit to Vintage Press, Publishers of The Nation newspaper, said he has been trying to mobilize the support of all Nigerians as stakeholders in the fight against corruption.
He praised the management and editorial team of The Nation, saying the paper has come to stay among the builders and molders’ of the nation.
“Within a space of nine years, your brand has joined the league of shapers of our society by your incisive and sometimes, explosive reporting. I must say that as an agency which believes in vigorous expression of its mandate, the EFCC is at home with your style of reporting and the candour of your esteemed columnist,” he said.
Magu said he is mobilizing support, opinions, ideas and strategies that are necessary to move the anti-graft effort forward.
“We need more support, it is about Nigeria, not an individual, the fight is for everybody, from the media we have to go to the grassroots we will take it to children in the schools, we have to tell the children that corruption is bad, tell them why there is no chair in the classroom.
“We will sensitize everybody to the evil of corruption, we need to let people know that corruption is bad because some people don’t seem to know,” Magu said.