Magu: EFCC open to criticism, correction

Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has stated the determination of the commission to welcome criticisms from the public, stressing that every Nigerian is a potential stakeholder in the fight against corruption.

He stated this on Tuesday during a media workshop organised for journalists covering activities of the commission.
Magu emphasized that the symposium was to better gauge the Nigerian media on constructive and effective reporting of economic crimes.
His words: “I prefer to hear the wrong ones [criticisms], I don’t like people pampering me over certain issues. When I am in wrong, just tell me because it is easier for you to correct my wrong doings … So I want to hear the wrongs we [EFCC] have done all the time so that we [EFCC] can correct the wrongs; we are human beings okay – there is nothing like perfection.”

He also used the opportunity to state some of the factors militating the fight against corruption, revealing that some Nigerians don’t even believe corruption is wrong, hence the reluctance to fight it.

“You can’t expect everybody to key in because some people don’t even believe that corruption is wrong … So you do not expect hundred percent key in but I’m sure a greater number of Nigerians are with us and we will succeed very soon”.

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