The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, said that he has been executing the anti-corruption war in the country since 2015 when he was appointed without any instance of interference from the country’s political leadership; stating also that he believed that same has been the case for other law enforcement agencies in the country.
This he said while chairing the first plenary session in the on-going 49th Annual Conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN at the International Conference Center, Abuja.
The conference themed: “Building Nigeria for Sustainable Growth and Development,” kicked off on Monday, September 9 2019 and is expected to run till Friday September 13.
Addressing the participants, the anti-graft czar said it was high time Nigerians as a people resolved to bring sanity to both the public and private sectors with a united fight against corruption. “Unless we own this anti-corruption fight, we cannot combat corrupt practices in most of our institutions,” he said.
He added that upholding integrity and honesty is a divine mandate of every Nigerian, saying that God created us all to do the right thing, so, we all have the primary mandate to fight corruption.
He charged ICAN to do more towards helping to fight corruption in the country. “ICAN needs to include prevention of corruption as a course in its syllabus.
This will help checkmate corruption in ICAN institutions. As an accountant, I am fully aware of the modules of operation as we all are faced with diverse forms of corruption, but we must say no to this monster called corruption.”
The President of ICAN, Mazi Okwuadigbo said the theme of this year’s annual conference was painstakingly chosen in a drive to meaningfully contribute to the global debate on sustainable growth and development.
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