Fight Against Corruption in Nigeria Has Been Politicized – Kingsley Moghalu React to Magu Suspensions ~ Matters Arising
Matters Arising gathered that the News of the suspension of EFCC Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu by President Buhari , and all the “factional” controversy surrounding him since his appointment, goes far beyond Magu.
Our “fight” against corruption in Nigeria has been more of politics and power play.
The Presidential aspirant in 2019 general election said m, I take no position on whether or not Magu is guilty as alleged or not. But I think all the controversies indicate that control of EFCC is a “prize” that is being contested by powerful interests.
This may be why we have not taken the real, PREVENTIVE measures necessary to combat corruption effectively. Rather we rely only on reactive and often partial accountability in which some people’s corruption is “untouchable” while those of some others are mortal sin.
The whole EFCC framework needs review. The law that set it up says it’s Chair has to be a Police officer. This is an archaic concept, and should be amended to broaden the qualifications needed. Why not a retired judge, intelligence official or a legal practitioner with integrity?