Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has identified corruption as a problem to the growth of Nigeria’s economy.
Magu while speaking to 328 EFCC Detectives Superintendent cadet-trainees in Kaduna at the weekend stated that corruption is a big problem in the country.
Magu who was represented by Prof. Ladi Hamalai, EFCC Training Academy Commandant, visited the Course 8 cadets undergoing training at the Nigerian Defence Academy and claimed that corruption was still affecting the country’s economy
He charged the cadet-trainees to be ready to fight against corruption in the country, he added that they should be disciplined and patriotic to be able to join the fight against corruption.
The EFCC boss said Nigerians look up to them for the battle against corruption.
“Corruption is killing the country. The economy can’t grow and the infrastructure can’t be provided, not because of lack of funds but mainly due to corruption.”
“This is why I said you are a special force because you need to be mentally ready and prepared to be able to fight corruption. Do you have the will to fight corruption?”
“Are you mentally prepared and ready to fight corruption? Can the nation rely on you? We hope the nation can be better because of you,” he said.