The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has stated that collaboration was key in the fight against corruption.
He also urged all Nigerians to embrace the fight, noting that “we need to appeal to all Nigerians to take ownership of the fight against corruption.”
EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade in a statement, said the EFCC boss stated this as the chairman and founder, Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development and former External Affairs minister, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari paid him a courtesy visit at the EFCC corporate headquarters, Jabi, Abuja.
Magu further disclosed that efforts were being made by the commission to involve religious leaders in the anti-corruption fight, noting that religious leaders were in a position to speak to their followers on the ills of corruption and the need to eradicate it.
While appreciating the efforts of the commission, Prof Gambari stated that there was no alternative to the fight against corruption and that it was a fight for everyone.
The former minister disclosed that his organisation was committed to the anti-corruption mandate of the EFCC, adding that “everybody must insist on doing what is right in order to overcome corruption.”