Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has said that
every government official is under investigation
without them knowing about it.
Magu who spoke in Kaduna on Tuesday said the
bane of the fight against corruption in the recent
past was lack of political will.
With the political will demonstrated by President
Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Professor Yemi
Osinbajo, Magu said Nigeria will soon win the battle
Magu said that President Muhammadu Buhari gave
the Commission additional mandate to investigate
every Nigerian in government, irrespective of party
affiliation in order to win the war against
Speaking during a courtesy visit to the
headquarters of the National Union of Textiles and
Garment Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN)
in Kaduna, Magu dispelled the insinuation in some
quarters that EFCC operations was one sided in the
fight against corruption, saying, this was not true.
He said, “We have cause to investigate and in fact
we are investigating even those that are in
government without them knowing.
“’Not only that, the president has given me the
mandate to investigate every corrupt Nigerian
leader irrespective of his political affiliation.
He said, the present administration under the
watch of President Buhari has the political will to
fight corruption, noting, even the Vice President
Osibanjo and many other prominent people in
government have the passion to fight corruption.
“I don’t think we have the monopoly of knowledge
to tackle corruption. But more than that, the fight
against corruption is designed and structured to
boost confidence in the economy as well as to
attract investors both within and outside the
country”, he added.