Buhari Restates Commitment To Fighting Corruption

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration remains committed to the fight against corruption in the country.

He said this on Friday when he received a panels report that investigated the suspended acting chairperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

Magu was investigated by a panel headed by Justice Ayo Salami, a former president of the Appeal Court, over allegations of graft and insubordination levelled against him by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

According to a statement signed by the spokesperson to the president, Femi Adesina, the president expressed displeasure that allegations of corruption should arise against some government institutions that are saddled with the responsibility of fighting graft.

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He said the Justice Salami led panel was set up under the Tribunals of Inquiry Act to probe the activities of the EFCC from May 2015 to May 2020.

The president also said his administration was prepared to cut off any stream that nourishes the seed of corruption and supports its growth.

President Buhari called on all Nigerians to own the fight against corruption at their respective levels.

He also thanked members of the Commission for their dedication and commitment to the fight against corruption.


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