Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, announced the war against corruption as ‘Do or die affair’ during the rally against corruption in Nigeria.
‘I will die fighting corruption in Nigeria’, he said. ‘If dying to catch looters of Nigerian money is what I will face, then, that is my business.’
Marking the international day against Corruption in NIGERIA in a rally in Abuja, Magu said:
“For us as a country, the fight against corruption is a do or die affair; we have to win the battle or die trying.
“Corruption, as agreed by every consensus, is our number one enemy and as President Muhammadu Buhari correctly prescribed, if we do not kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria.”
He said, “The fight against corruption is now a war in which there is clear line between forces of evil and those of good; between agents of progress and reactionary elements who mean no good.
“For those of us on this side; in the anticorruption agencies of government, in the media, and civil society, the dagger is drawn and I believe I am speaking the mind of everyone on this side that we intend neither retreat nor surrender in our noble intention to cure our country of the evils of corruption.
“As I often say, our bit is not enough. Winning the war against corruption is the aggregate of our collective bits and pieces. No Nigerian can afford to be on the fence in this effort to rid our country of its Enemy Number One. It is time for all hands to be on deck to march on corruption and the corrupt”.