The newly appointed Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has charged all staff of the Commission to brace up for fresh and greater challenges in the task of combating corruption.
He said this at the handover ceremony held at the EFCC headquarters, Abuja, which saw him, take over from him Ibrahim Lamorde, as chairman of the agency, a statement by EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren said.
Asserting his readiness to succeed in running the EFCC, Magu, who like Lamorde is a pioneer staff of the agency, expressed absolute commitment to executing the war against corruption, the statement said.
Magu said, “I want to state our resolve not to falter on the well-established tradition of patriotism, dedication, courage and fearlessness.”
He promised to “ginger up the anti-corruption campaign” noting that there was no better time to do so than now.
Magu also pledged to be a listening leader and one that would be responsive to staff welfare and development.
He said, “While we will intensify on our work out there, we will also keep an eye internally, and will not tolerate indiscipline nor condone abuse of office or acts of corruption.”
He concluded by thanking Lamorde for his leadership while he was at the helm of affairs and wished him the best in his future endeavours. Lamorde also reciprocated the kind gesture by charging the staff of the agency to be patriotic and desist from mudslinging.