By JAMES EZEMA
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has addressed his protesting supporters after his screening and subsequent rejection of his re-nomination as the substantive EFCC chairman by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
His disqualification by the Senate is the second in three months after his name was resubmitted by President Muhammadu Buhari for the anti-corruption job.
But while addressing his supporters after his screening at the National Assembly gate, Mr. Magu insisted that he will continue to fight corruption anywhere he was found.
While thanking the members of a coalition of civil society groups led by Citizens Action To Take Back Nigeria (CATBAN) on Wednesday, Mr. Magu said, “Corruption concerns everybody.
“Everybody has a responsibility to fight corruption. I assure you that I will fight to finish. I will not be deterred because …we are trying to protect the future of our children and our future generation.
“If we don’t work today against corruption, the future of our children is not guaranteed. So, we must wake up. Wherever you find yourself, fight corruption.
“Anytime you discover that I’m corrupt, please expose me”, he told his supporters at a rally in front of the National Assembly gate after his screening.
Mr. Magu, however, insisted that allegations against him by the Department of State Services (DSS) in a security report that indicted him were baseless and cannot be proven.