EFCC seeks “media intelligence” in fight against corruption

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has urged the media to provide any information that could assist the agency’s fight against corruption.

Mr. Magu spoke Monday at a meeting with online media publishers and on-air-personalities in Lagos.

“Such media intelligence will definitely complement the efforts of the EFCC,” he said.

“The media occupies a vantage position to help or hamper the war on corruption in Nigeria.

“I quite appreciate the importance of the media as a vehicle for social transformation, and the role which some of you played in ushering the current change in our political fortune is well known.

“The EFCC needs your critical support if we are to make any headway in this important campaign against corruption.

“My plea for your support is underscored by my understanding that the forces which we are battling are powerful and some of them may want to use all platforms of the media to distract and derail us.

“If and when they do come to you, please allow the ethics of your profession, your conscience and overriding national interest be your guide,” he said.

Mr. Magu said the attempt to use the media to portray the commission’s anti-graft war as selective was unfortunate.

He also said the EFCC was determined ‎to conduct more penetrating investigations to rid the country of “all forms of corruption”.

“The times we are in calls for vigilance by all, more so for the media. I call on you to be our eyes and ears in the corners where you operate” Mr. Magu said.

“The EFCC is a very small organization which cannot be everywhere. You will be complementing the commission when you play the role of whistle blowers. Anywhere you see corruption, let us know about it,” he said.

The EFCC boss urged the media to enhance their credibility by keeping their platforms away from unscrupulous individuals who have reasons other than the national interest as their motivation.


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  • Akin

    This is one of the rolls of print media in most civilized world before some journalists sold their souls to the devil.

    • Olu from South Africa

      Did you just said, Reuben Abati? LMAO!

      • TrueNja

        I thought I heard Sunday Dare.

    • TrueNja

      May The Good Lord deliver Sunday Dare from devil incarnation of thief Tinubu.

  • Ebubedike

    Another illiterate usurper of power speaking through his anus. How can Nigerian brown-enveloped journalists, who are even more corrupt than the much criticized Nigeria Police Force, help the militant wing of APC, the EFCC, to fight corruption?

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      With your reply to Magu’s benign and sensible plea for help from the media, we can deduce that you are not just well versed, but an expert in rectal diction. Good day sir!

  • go obey court orders

    Sad that certain Confused Nigerians from the old regions of the country, rewarded a dangerous, insensitive, dishonest, mean, cruel, partial, egoistic, religious, fundamendalist, conscienceless human being like MOHAMMADU BUHARI with the presidency of Nigeria with his kind of track record via the USA. Then why are we shocked to see Buhari go after the soul of Tompolo? Enemy number one of the tripod–Fulanis- Ibos and Yorubas-cause of his Ijaw tribal marks’? And still wonder why Nigeria has not and will not make it to the promised land under the ruler ship of the Fulanis and Yorubas? Aware Buhari is a Fulani oligarch who does not believe in equality before the law. Has no respect for the rule of law! Given the way he jailed Lateef Jakande, Jim Nwobodo, Ambrose Ali, Pa Adekunle Ajasin, Chief Ayo Ojewumi on cases that had no foundation in law-And allowed Awwal Ibrahim, the then Niger State governor, who was arrested in Heathrow Airport in London with 14 million pounds sterling and several millions of Niara and dollars to be freed–Just like his Fulani brother Isa-Prof Yakubu of Inec-who embezzled over 800m from UBEC-Rtd Col Al of Customs–Dambuazua–who stole over 4b-Amaechi 58b-Fashola 4 trillion—Fayemi—49b are the only evidence I need to show Buhari is a Fulani tribalist. Buhari equally allowed Shehu Kangiwa, Sokoto State Governor who conducted and supervised the famous Bakolori Massacre of poor peasant farmers same as he ordered his soldiers to kill more than 30 Ijaws-because of Sylva who paid for his nomination form—added to the murder of 300 shiuia Muslims—-While he chases Tompolo about the Niger Delta–and goes on to order his gestapo to beat up–Akpos former NIMASA boss under the supervision of Sagay the Itsekiri war-lord in his government-behaving like a drunken cow in a china shop———-with Buhari——————

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      OMG! 4billion for Fasheni 13 billion for Ouagadougou, 87 billion for Buhari’s goat, 19 million for Boko haram and …….SHUT THE F*CK UP! you imbecilic Coprophage!

      Lets us all assume everything you *tried to say is true ……What can you and your father do about it? You Idiotic simian Coprophage! Get the hell away from reasonable people before somebody physically clears all your dounts.

  • Burning spear

    Ex-NIMASA DG Rough Handled by Security Agents. [A MUST WATCH & SHARE]

    Former DG of NIMASA, Mr Patrick Akpobolokemi bundled like a pack of wood by the Nigerian security men after a court session.
    This happened in from of the the Federal High Court, Ikoyi .

    The allegations against him notwithstanding, in Democratic environment, he remains innocent until proven guilty by a competent court of law.
    How can a Nigeria be treated like an animal in presence of his lawyers?
    Our Freedoms and Rights at Risk. ‪#‎CHANGE‬