Ibrahim Magu, acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has claimed corruption is one of the causes of cancer.
Speaking on Thursday, when he visited the Independent National Electoral Commission, Magu described corruption as the country’s worst enemy.
“Corruption is the worst enemy of Nigeria. It is a disaster. It causes all evils. Even cancer is caused by corruption. Every evil you find in society is caused by corruption directly or indirectly. So, it is high time you and I stamped corruption out,” he said.
Speaking further, the EFCC boss called on the general public to support the commission’s fight against corruption, as it could not do it alone.
“We are all Nigerians and we all have equal responsibility of fighting corruption. Everybody in his home has a responsibility in the fight against corruption and no one can sit down and say he can fight corruption alone. Corruption is affecting everybody.
“Everyone must join in the fight against corruption. Corruption is a disaster, it has done too much damage in this country and I believe INEC is fighting corruption indirectly. They may not be fighting corruption the way we are fighting it. That is why I said fight corruption whichever way you want to fight it,” the EFCC chair added.
On his part, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the electoral body has suspended or sacked over 200 staffs for alleged corrupt practices.
He however stated that no fewer than 7,000 officials were promoted for their honesty and diligence in 2017.