Magu vows to get to the root of Haliburton, other cases


Ibrahim Magu

Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commissiin (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has vowed to get to the root of the Halliburton case as well as other corruption cases.

He communicated this resolution during a visit by Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), who charged the commission not to relent in carrying out its mandate of ridding the country of economic and financial crimes.

A statement issued on the visit by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren read that Sagay, who led some members of the committee to the EFCC headquarters in Abuja, also stressed the pivotal role the anti-graft agency has to play in winning the war against corruption.

“The common interest of Nigerians is at stake, because corruption affects everyone, and we have the same objective, therefore you can rely on us to give you support in all ramifications,” he said.
He commended the EFCC boss, for the renewed strength in carrying out the anti corruption mandate. “The energy you have brought in to the activities of the EFCC since your assumption of office has encouraged us, and we want you to continue to do more,” he said.

The committee’s secretary, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, stressed the importance of securing convictions in cases involving high profile individuals.
“We commend you for your efforts, but there is need to further enhance the good work you are doing by securing convictions in high profile cases,” he said.

Responding, Magu reassured the committee of the Commission’s resolve not to relent in its efforts, Magu, used the opportunity to intimate the committee of some of the reforms he has initiated.
“We are restructuring the operations aspect of the Commission and weeding out the bad eggs,” he said. “We are also carrying the anti-corruption crusade to the grassroots.”

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He added that the efforts of the agency were yielding results, noting that the EFCC was determined to get to the root of major corruption cases in the country, including the Halliburton case.

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