The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, on Tuesday, said not all Nigerians believe corruption is wrong.
Magu said this shortly after a workshop organised for journalists covering activities of the commission on Tuesday.
Stressing that he was not expecting to be pampered by journalists, Magu said, “When I’m wrong, tell me. It is easier for you to correct my wrong doings so I want to hear the wrongs so that we can correct them, there’s nothing like perfection.”
The anti-graft agency boss said the fact that he was operating in the capacity of acting Chairman had given him the determination to pursue the current anti-graft crusade.
According to Magu, “You can’t make everybody to key in because some people don’t believe corruption is wrong; you should not expect 100 percent acceptance but I’m sure a greater number of Nigerians are with us.
“The fact that I’m acting gives me more determination. You never know, when I’m there, confirmed, I’ll crush it, corruption.
“That’s why sometimes I put EFCC on 24 hours basis so that we can do what we can within the available time [of acting capacity]. I think I have more determination to clear the ground as much as we can.
“The evil of corruption affects everybody so it is our duty to put our house in order. It is not only for us [FCC] as we cannot claim monopoly of knowledge of fighting corruption; everybody is a stakeholder. If we work together, we are going to record tremendous success.”
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had in July sought the approval of the Senate to confirm Magu as the substantive Chairman of the anti-graft agency.