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Recent Actions Of Tinubu Are What We Need To Deal Decisively With Corruption – EFCC, ICPC

The leadership of the two anti corruption agencies in Nigeria: the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practice and other related offences Commission (ICPC) have acknowledged the political will exhibited by President Bola Tinubu that are tonics to the war against the epidemic.
Chairman of the EFCC, Ola Olukoyede, who hosted his ICPC’s counterpart, Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, on a solidarity visit to his office today, January 9, said that the political will demonstrated recently by President Tinubu were enough boost for anti-corruption agencies to give their best.
“We believe that with the kind of President that we have, who is willing and ready to do the right thing as demonstrated in the last 48 hours, it is clear that the President is providing the political will and the leadership for the anti-corruption agencies to work and I believe that with this, there’s no hiding place for us and we must ensure that we give our best.
“We are going to give the President the right support and we believe that the courage would be there to take the right decisions. Nobody is too big to be investigated in this country. Once you are not playing to the rules, we’ll investigate you.”
The EFCC boss said that the two Commissions have areas of similar mandates and that with the population of about 250 million people, “there’s so much in our hands and I can tell you that the enormity of the work demands that we work together.”
This was even as the ICPC boss, Dr. Musa Adamu stressed the importance of the two Commissions to work together towards the same goal of ridden the country of endemic corruption.
“I am aware that there’s an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between the EFCC and ICPC and I’m willing and ready to partner whenever there’s any issue of interest in the fight against corruption.
“I’ll be reaching out to my brother and Chairman of EFCC on issues I think we can partner because there’s no need for us to be duplicating responsibilities, wasting resources and time. I hope with this first meeting, we are going to be meeting regularly to review what we are doing together.”
The meeting was held at the headquarters of the EFCC and was attended by the management team and staff of the two anti-graft agencies.

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