The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said it is cheaper to prevent corruption than to fight it.
He said so, on Thursday, during the anti-graft sensitisation programme organised for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and aviation sector workers, in Abuja.
Magu said that the EFCC Act required the commission to, in addition to its enforcement responsibilities, take measures to prevent economic and financial crimes.
He also explained that part of such preventive measures was an aggressive sensitisation campaign, public enlightenment and education in both public and private sectors.
“The EFCC alone cannot fight and win the war against corruption in Nigeria. I would like to seize this opportunity to remind us that corruption affects all of us.
“We must resolve to fight it to a standstill in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s admonition to us that, ‘If we don’t kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria’.
“We must not allow that to happen, for the sake of our children and the unborn generation.”