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I’ll continue to fight financial impunity- Magu

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has said that he would continue to fight financial impunity as he vowed that perpetrators of any form of corruption, regardless of religion, tribe or political affiliations will not go unpunished.

Magu stated this on July 23, 2019 during a current affairs programme, the “Morning Show”, on Kwara State Television Authority in Ilorin, the state capital.

Magu who was represented by Isyaku Sharu, Head, EFCC Kwara Zonal Office said: “The fight against corruption is not about religion, it is not about your tribe, it is not about political parties, it is for the interest of all Nigerians and for the future of our great country.

“When corruption strives, foreign investors will run away, no country will come and do business with you; as we speak now, Nigeria is no longer on the blacklist of corrupt countries, because of the intervention of the EFCC.

“Why we are able to achieve this is because there is no interference by anyone in the activities and operations of the Commission.”

He further used the medium to appreciate the people of the state for their support of the EFCC’s efforts to fight corruption.

He said: “I want to thank the good people of Kwara State, for sharing information with us.

“We have a large number of properties that are lined up for final forfeiture.

“There are civil servants in Kwara State that are not receiving more than N90,000 in a month, but they have billions of naira in their bank  accounts, this calls for investigation.”

He also appealed for more support, especially in tackling the menace of internet fraud.

“When we came on board, we arrested many internet fraudsters across the 16 Local Government Areas of Kwara State, and as at today, we have secured 19 convictions in this regards,” he said, and urged the citizens to engage in sensitisation and public awareness geared towards value reorientation.

Sunday Olatunji
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Newstide247.com newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.
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