The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said he is prepared to fight corruption to a standstill and won’t give up until he breathes his last breath.
Magu made this position known on Monday shortly after the opening ceremony of the 7th Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) taking place in Vienna, Austria.
Magu who was asked questions by some participants after the opening ceremony of the programme was asked what has been his driving force in the anti-corruption fight in Nigeria.
Among the many people that accosted the EFCC boss was Gilean Dell, Coordinator UNCAC, a global anti-corruption movement.
In his reply, Magu said: “I have a conscience, in spite of the deliberate act to annoy me and make me think of throwing the towel, my conscience tells me that I should not give up. I shall continue to fight the corruption war until my last breath.
“My dream is to leave a better Nigeria, free of corruption to the next generation. We cannot continue the way we are going, otherwise, there will be no Nigeria For the next generation”, Magu said.
“This rubbish called corruption was caused by my generation, so it is our duty to fight it and annihilate it. We must leave a Better life for the next generation”, he added. The EFCC boss also said he was encouraged by the political will of the government.
“We have a President who has a zero tolerance for corruption. I, therefore, have no excuse not to take advantage of the situation to make an indelible mark in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.”