Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC), on Tuesday vowed to fight corruption with the last drop of his blood.
Magu reaffirmed the determination of the commission to trace and recover all ill-gotten wealth and bring the perpetrators to book while addressing a massive anti-corruption rally in Abuja,
I stand before you today and make a solemn pledge never to give up the fight. Those who dread to be punished for their corrupt deeds should take notice that the EFCC is watching. It is time to weep for those who believe they can perpetually hold down Nigeria as a cow and milk her to death.
It is time to weep for supposed men and women of honour who pose as anti-corruption fighters but when they think we are not looking, they plot and fund the collapse of the anti-corruption war. It is time to weep for those who want to be perpetually rich at the expense of our poor masses. Victory is ours because the days of impunity are gone.’’
Newsmen report that the rally was part of a nationwide anti-corruption walk staged by the EFCC to spur the masses into joining the anti-graft war and it was planned to coincide with the second anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on May 29.
There was a massive turnout of officials and other stakeholders including representatives of the Inspector-General of Police, the Federal Road Safety Corps, the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, civil society organisations and student unions.
Magu said he was touched by the massive turnout, which he described as an eloquent testimony that Nigerians are fully in support of the fight against corruption.
The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, also urged Nigerians to take up the fight against corruption.
He assured the EFCC of the support of Nigerian workers and citizens in the fight against corruption.