EFCC boss resumes office, pledges war on corruption

Ibrahim Magu in the formal handover ceremony pledge to wage war on corruption as EFCC boss

 

The newly appointed chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC Ibrahim Magu has resumed office, today, Wednesday, November 11.

Magu, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, resumed office after the  formal handover ceremony held at the EFCC headquarters, Abuja, which saw him, take over from him Ibrahim Lamorde.

Speaking at the handover ceremony which was witnessed by the Secretary to the Commission, Emmanuel Adegboyega Aremo, as well as directors and heads of units of the EFCC, Magu charged all staff to brace up for fresh and greater challenges in the arduous task of combating corruption.

Magu who served as head of the EFCC’s Economic Governance Unit (EGU) during the tenure of Nuhu Ribadu as chairman is a pioneer staff of the agency.

He expressed absolute commitment to executing the war against corruption.

“I want to state our resolve not to falter on the well-established tradition of patriotism, dedication, courage and fearlessness, and we will take this responsibility with utmost seriousness that it deserves," he said after paying tribute to the founding fathers of the agency.

“There is the need to make sure that whatever is gotten for common use did not end up in private pockets,” he added.

“I am ready and willing to work with everybody without any primordial concerns.”

The outgoing chairman of the EFCC  Lamorde, charged staff of the agency to be patriotic and desist from mudslinging.

“As a human being, you have the right to disagree with someone, but if you disagree with your leader approach him yourself, instead of going out there to grumble,” he said.

He also urged the members of staff to support his Magu who is his 'brother, colleague and friend'.

“He needs all the support and encouragement he can get, and he should not be distracted with unnecessary write-ups,” he said.

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