United Kingdom provides special IT software to new EFCC's head office

Leslie Hanson
May 16, 2018

Mr Buhari's short stint as Nigeria's military ruler ended in August 1985 following a palace coup by unhappy elements within the military ranks led by his Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Babangida.

Professor Soyinka who gave the warning at the opening of a four-day conference of heads of anti-corruption agencies from across Africa in Abuja said that that he paid a visit to the EFCC headquarters in order to get a first-hand experience of the plans the anti-graft agency had for corrupt leaders.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday confirmed that his administration's stance against corruption is yielding the desired result as trillions of Nigeria's stolen funds have now been recovered.

"My first attempt to fight corruption, corruption fought back successfully. I was removed from office and detained for three years", he said.

In his remarks, Onyeama said anti-corruption was one of the three priority areas of the President.

The former leader said although some of his ministers were being accused of corruption, the regime made sure that it did not happen.

Scotland said President Muhammadu Buhari was very clear on the repatriation of the funds, saying that it is a matter of pride to the Commonwealth to have been able to assist Nigeria in getting her money back.

"Everyone now knows that corrupt officials will be held to account, no matter how long it takes".

Permit me to also seize this opportunity to call on the Legislature which provides the legal framework for the anti-corruption war to add more verve to the determination of government to rid our nation of the brazen corruption witnessed in recent years, through reviewing archaic provisions in our laws and proactive passage of new legislation. Corruption not only kills governments but destroys societies.

"So, in spite of that my objective of fighting corruption remains steadfast".

"We have the ardent responsibility to insulate officers of this agency from temptation", he said.

Magu said there had never been a more focused and committed team in the ant-corruption anywhere in Africa than the current leadership in Nigeria.

He said "until we make some of our leaders walk through those doors [of the EFCC new office]" the fight against corruption would not have the needed traction.

"We hope that this building will not only take the angels but will send all the corrupt [persons] to where they rightly belong", she said.

Magu noted that there was no sacred cow in the anti-corruption fight.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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