Saturday, 26 May, 2018


EFCC Has Recovered N500bn, Secured 486 Convictions Under Me - Magu

Buhari I was ousted as military ruler for fighting corruption Soyinka urges EFCC to go after past Nigerian leaders
Kristine Garrett | 17 May, 2018, 17:19

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday has declared that he will not bow to any form of pressure in his second attempt to fight corruption in Nigeria.

Nobel Literature laureate, Wole Soyinka, has said that for the fight against corruption in Nigeria to succeed, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has to beam its searchlight on some country's former leaders. Corruption not only kills governments but destroys societies.

"He forgot that he staged a coup d'etat in 1983, toppled a democratically-elected govt. and stole the Presidency and entire treasury".

"I have made significant progress on fighting corruption since 2015".

"Debunking claims of persecution, Buhari said "(We) never intended, and we are not engaged in witch-hunts, but we are determined within the laws to call people to account".

She said, "I would like to share a few of the inspiring stories on how you on the continent are beginning to win the battle against corruption".

Magu further said, "there is no hiding place for corrupt officials", adding that the agency under his leadership has secured 486 convictions including that of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

"It has become the norm".

The post Buhari: I was ousted out and jailed for 3 years because of my fight against corruption appeared first on Happenings In Nigeria. "That is why we must fight this attitude and encourage Nigerians to change their attitudes and perspectives".

In his goodwill message, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, noted that Buhari is not the only graft-free individual in the country.

He said: "I am happy to say that it is with the support of the National Assembly that the funds were put together to complete this edifice".

Briefing reporters after a meeting with the President at the Aso Rock Villa, yesterday, El-Rufai said: "I have no doubt in my mind that even if the people threatening to leave do so, it will have absolutely no impact on the presidential election".

"And so, I spoke to Magu and I said I want to see where the presidential wing is". They raised a panel, explanations had to be given and up till now, I don't know whether Nigeria has recovered the million dollars that was the figure. The last thing I will say is that this is perhaps the most important venue from which we must begin to change the narrative about corruption in Nigeria.

"Mr. President is not alone in this, he is not the only corrupt-free Nigerian".

President Buhari just ended his two-day working visit to Jigawa State.

I want to thank all of you for coming, and I pray that God bless the President, bless you all and bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The president listed the Shuwarin overpass and DutseShuwarin-Kiyawa portion of the Kano-Maiduguri Expressway as well as the Dutse-Laraba highway extension, as part of areas in which Jigawa state has benefited from the federal government's commitment to infrastructure rejuvenation. Buhari also lauded the governor for his efforts as the head of the fertiliser supply and distribution programme which, according to him, has resulted in "unprecedented availability of fertiliser to farmers at zero level".

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