Kaduna - The Chairman of the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, on Tuesday described
corruption as a crime against humanity.
Magu made the remark during a courtesy visit to the National
Union of Textile and Garment Workers of Nigeria Head office in Kaduna.
He said that before now there was no hope for Nigeria but
that President Muhammadu Buhari had shown “demonstrable political” will to deal
“Corruption affects everybody that is why everyone is a
major stakeholder in the fight.
“That is why I have the passion, zeal and the courage to
lead the fight against corruption.“ Magu said.
He said Buhari and Vice-President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo had
shown commitment in the fight against corruption and called on the union to
support the campaign.
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In his remark, Mr Issa Aremu, the General Secretary of the
union, said EFCC should be empowered to invite anyone living above their means
to explain their source of wealth.
Aremu said if investigating agencies were not satisfied with explanations by
suspects about their sources of wealth, such persons should be
“If found guilty the person should be made to forfeit
entire proceeds from corruption,” Aremu said.
He suggested that a special account be designated as
Infrastructure Development Fund from recoveries from corruption proceeds.
Aremu commend the Buhari administration for its campaign
He said there was an urgent need for a national strategy
against graft which was killing the culture of industry, enterprise and
productivity in Nigeria.
“We call on Buhari to revisit the 2014 National
Conference Report and implement some measures that would deepen the
government’s war against corruption. `Aremu said.