In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 13th, July, 2020

Buhari Opens Up On Why He Determined To Droop EFCC Appearing Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Buhari Opens Up On Why He Decided To Suspend EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Muhammadu Buhari and Ibrahim Magu

Muhammadu Buhari and Ibrahim Magu


President Muhammadu Buhari has given enough purpose why he determined to droop the embattled Appearing Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, Ibrahim Magu.


He made his emotions identified in a press release by Garba Shehu, his senior particular assistant on media and publicity, Mr Buhari on Sunday.


Learn the complete press assertion under:




A sequence of documented allegations have been made towards the Ag. Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC). Following a preliminary evaluation of the allegations leveled towards the Ag. Chairman and several other different members of his workers, there have been grounds for an in depth investigation to be performed.


Therefore, an investigative panel was constituted in compliance with the extant legal guidelines governing the convening of such a physique.


As is the right process, when allegations are made towards the Chief Govt of an establishment, and on this case an establishment that should be seen as past reproach, the Chief Govt has to step down from his submit and permit for a clear and unhindered investigation.


The EFCC doesn’t revolve across the character of a person, and as such can’t be seen via the prism of any particular person.


Subsequently, the suspension of Mr. Ibrahim Magu, permits the establishment to proceed finishing up its mandate with out the cloud of investigation hanging over its head.


The EFCC has many good, hardworking women and men who’re dedicated to its very best and making certain that the wealth of our nation isn’t plundered and whereby there’s an act of misappropriation such individual(s) are dropped at justice.

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In the meantime, Mr. Magu is being availed the chance to defend himself and reply the allegations towards him. That is the way it ought to be, as is the truth that beneath the Legal guidelines of Nigeria each citizen is presumed and stays harmless till confirmed responsible.


We should notice that the struggle towards corruption isn’t a static occasion, however a dynamic and ever evolving course of, wherein the EFCC is only one actor; and as we proceed to work in direction of bettering our democratic course of so shall each establishment of ours additionally embark on that journey of evolution.


What’s nevertheless essential is that there have to be accountability and transparency and our individuals should notice that they’d be held to account. That is the constructing block within the struggle towards corruption, the institution of the idea of Accountability and the popularity of the Rule of Regulation.


Those that see Mr. Magu’s investigation, as a sign that the struggle towards corruption is failing, have sadly, missed the boat.


EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

There isn’t a higher indication that the struggle is actual and energetic than the desire to research allegations in an open and clear method towards those that have been charged to be custodians of this very system.


Beneath this President and Authorities, that is our mantra and guideline. There are not any sacred cows, and for many who assume they’ve a halo over their heads, their days are additionally numbered.


Mr. Magu was not immune – and whatever the apparent embarrassment that potential acts of wrongdoing by him, given the workplace he held, might seem for the federal government.

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No different administration within the historical past of Nigeria would have moved to carry into the sunshine and public area such an allegation.


Garba Shehu

Senior Particular Assistant to the President

(Media & Publicity)

July 11, 2020


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