By Toby Prince
Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has declared that corruption is killing the growth of the country’s economy.
Magu made this known at the weekend while addressing 328 EFCC detectives superintendent cadet-trainees at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna State.
The acting EFCC chair was represented by the EFCC Training Academy Commandant, Prof. Ladi Hamalai.
He urged the cadet-trainees to adopt discipline and patriotism as they join the fight 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,” Magu began.
“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.”