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Why I Replaced Waziri As EFCC Chairman – Jonathan

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has given reasons why he sacked Mrs Farida Waziri as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Naija News recalls that Waziri had accused Jonathan in her new book, ‘Farida Waziri: One Step Ahead’, of sacking her because she wanted to investigate some oil racketeers.

The former EFCC chairman also claimed that her refusal to contribute money to the re-election of Jonathan in 2011 was part of the reasons she was sacked.

Waziri, who was appointed by the late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua, was removed from office in November 2011.

Reacting in a statement by his Media Adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, Jonathan said Waziri’s removal was done with the interest of Nigeria at heart.

“It must be pointed out that former President Jonathan had no personal issues with Mrs Waziri,” the statement read.

“The former President had to eventually let her go in the national interest. Her removal therefore has a lot to do with reasons relating to Nigeria’s interest and global standing which details Dr Goodluck Jonathan is obliged to keep as state secret in our common national interest.

“It is very important to note that when dealing with the interest of the nation and the performance of the functions of a public office, a determined leader cannot prioritise the interest of an individual.”



Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.