Magu: No Administration In The History Of Nigeria Would Bring Corruption Into Light Like Buhari – Garba Shehu
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The senior special adviser to President Mohammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has reacted to the indictment of ex-EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu over an allegations of mismanagement and misappropriation of public fund.
Magu was arrested by on Tuesday by DSS and he was finally Suspended by Buhari on Friday and immediately replaced by Mohammed Umar.
Shehu on his verified Twitter handle wrote: ‘A series of documented allegations were made against the Ag. Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The EFCC has many good, hardworking men and women who are committed to its ideal and ensuring that the wealth of our country isn’t plundered and wherein there is an act of misappropriation such person(s) are brought to justice.
Therefore, the suspension of Mr. Ibrahim Magu, allows the institution to continue carrying out its mandate without the cloud of investigation hanging over its head.
Meanwhile, Mr. Magu is being availed the opportunity to defend himself and answer the allegations against him.
This is how it should be, as is the fact that under the Laws of Nigeria every citizen is presumed and remains innocent until proven guilty.
We must realize that the fight against corruption is not a static event, but a dynamic and ever evolving process, in which the EFCC is just one actor and as we continue to work towards improving our democratic process so shall every institution of ours also embark on that journey of evolution.
What is however important is that there must be accountability and transparency and our people must realize that they would be held to account.
Those who see Mr. Magu’s investigation, as a signal that the fight against corruption is failing, have unfortunately, missed the boat.
Under this President and Government, this is our mantra and guiding principle. There are no sacred cows, and for those who think they have a halo over their heads, their days are also numbered. No other administration in the history of Nigeria would have moved to bring into the light and public domain such an allegation.