By: Joy Odor/Kaduna
The Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Alhaji Ibrahjim Magu has told the 183 newly graduate Detective Inspector Course 4 of EFCC personnel that they will be monitored in the discharged of their duties to ensure they do not derail from the Commission’s policy in the fight against corruption.
Alhaji Magu gave the warning during the Passing Out Parade Oat of the personnel at the Nigerian Defence Academy parade ground, Ribadu Campus, Kaduna on Friday.
According to him, the commission remains focused on fighting corruption, no matter who was involved or how highly placed the individual might be and assured that the Commission will not compromised it.
On the issue of the ongoing corruption in Nigeria, Alhaji Magu reminded Nigerians and political officer holders that the fight against corruption is not one sided and far from the truth that the commission is only fighting the perceived opposition of the government.
“The war against corruption Is a war that we must all win,” he added.
The Chairman therefore charged the media to be more proactive in reporting issues regarding corruption in Nigeria, saying corruption is a cancer that needs to be dealt using all collective resources.
“The media must be part of the fight against corruption, and you know that corruption is a cancer and must be dealt with collectively. We are not going to relent in our effort in the fight against corruption”, Magu said.
Earlier, Reviewing Officer of the POP, Retired General Babagana Monguno called on the graduates to be responsible in the discharge of their responsibility, saying they are one of the forces mobilized by the Nigerian government to join in the fight against corruption.
“You must be fearless fighters to those who always seek to destroy Nigeria with corruption. You must be in this struggle with determination.
“As you continued in this journey of struggle, you must fight the menace with integrity and you must be courageous and if not you may be show the way out.
Retired General Monguno disclosed that a total of 206 trainees reported for training on December 11, 2016 and out of the number 183 passed out on Friday, January 19, 2018.
According to him, “This is the longest training in the history of the EFCC. This training started in December 12, 2016 and lasted for 13 good months”, he said.
Four trainees received awards as follows; Trainee O. Okpara emerged Best Overall Cadet, first runner-up went to Trainee E.W. Abili, second runner-up went to M.O. Adeyeye, while Executive Chairman’s Award for Command and Leadership went to Trainee C.N Ekeka.