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In spite of the act to annoy me, i will fight corruption with my last breath – Magu


The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Monday said his major preoccupation now was to leave a better Nigeria for the next generation.

Magu, who stated this at the opening ceremony of the 7th Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCA) holding at the U.N. House in Vienna, Austria.

In a statement, Spokesman of the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren, said the EFCC boss made the remarks while speaking with a group of fellow participants who approached him to ask what had been his driving force in the anti-corruption fight in Nigeria.

Nigerian delegation to COSP7 – Ibrahim Magu, I. Akabogun Chinwuba, Vivian Okeke, Nigerian Ambassador to Austria

Among members of the EFCC boss’ audience was Gilean Dell, the Coordinator of UNCAC Coalition, a Global anti corruption movement, Uwujaren said.

“I have conscience, in spite of the deliberate act to annoy me and make me think of throwing in 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.

“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 reportedly said.