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I will make Nigeria free from corruption – President Buhari

 

Muhammadu Buhari
Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja said his desire is to make Nigeria a country that has no tolerance for corruption, but one where the menace is vigorously battled.
 
President Buhari, why receiving the Report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on the Investigation of Ibrahim Magu, Former Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), headed by Justice Ayo Salami (Rtd), at State House, Abuja, said: 

”Corruption is present in all countries. Some Governments treat it with levity. Some fight it all the time. I want Nigeria to be counted among those countries that do not tolerate but fight corruption.”

President Buhari thanked members of the Commission for their dedication and commitment to the fight against corruption.
 
In order to protect Nigeria’s political and economic systems from the serious threat of corruption, the President called on all stakeholders, and every Nigerian to own the fight against corruption at their respective levels without fear or favour.
 
President Buhari thanked members of the Commission for their dedication and commitment to the fight against corruption.
 
In his remarks, Justice Salami said that the suspended Former Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, and 113 witnesses appeared and testified before the Commission, adding that 46 petitions and memoranda were presented by individuals and organisations with complaints against the suspended Acting Chairman, EFCC.
 
Justice Salami also said that the Commission has embarked on a nationwide physical verification of recovered forfeited assets, comprising real estates, automobiles, vessels and non-cash assets.
 
He commended the President for the initiative to dispose all forfeited assets ”because of the poor condition of the assets we saw during our physical verification nationwide.”
 
Noting that the four chairmen of EFCC since inception were from the police, the retired Justice of the Court of Appeal also recommended that in appointing a new chairman consideration should be given to candidates from other law enforcement or security agencies and core staff of the EFCC as provided in the EFCC establishment Act of 2004.
 
He expressed profound gratitude to the President for giving the Commission wonderful opportunity to serve the nation.
 

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Mark Andura

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