Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state is optimistic that President Muhammadu Buhari will be Nigeria’s president for many years
Governor Ajimobi stated this on Thursday, May 25 at the inauguration of the Ibadan Zonal office of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
He stated that Nigeria needs President Buhari this period more than ever
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state is optimistic that President Muhammadu Buhari will be Nigeria’s president for many years.
Governor Ajimobi made this known on Thursday, May 25 at the inauguration of the Ibadan Zonal office of EFCC.
“We are very lucky that we have a sincere and incorruptible man in President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Buhari is the one Nigeria needs now. We thank God that he is there and he would be there for many years,’’ he stated.
The governor urged Nigerians to partner with the EFCC in ridding the nation of corruption, adding that it remained an obstacle to progress and development.
“Corruption is a cancer that has eaten deep into our society. For us to develop in Nigeria, all of us must come together to fight corruption.
“The president has always cautioned Nigerians that if we don’t kill corruption, it will kill us. So, please let us support government in the campaign,’’ he said.
The governor commended the acting chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, saying the anti-graft body had made tremendous progress.
Ajimobi called on the National Assembly, particularly the Senate, to consider the gains made in the anti-corruption campaign and confirm Magu.
Magu, on his part, said the inauguration of the Ibadan Zonal Office was to bring the agency’s services nearer to the people.
“In spite of the efforts at fighting corruption, some people are still out there celebrating it. All these are put together to frustrate us. I want to assure you that they have failed.
“The fight has just started. We will fish them out, just give us 12 months and you won’t see them again,’’ he said.
He stated that the non-confirmation of his appointment as the substantive chairman of EFCC by the National Assembly had only encouraged him the more.
“It happened but I am not perturbed by the action. I work and do my job like there is no tomorrow.
“All we are doing is just to ensure that this country grows and the future of our younger ones is protected,’’ he said. (NAN)
Meanwhile, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, says the act establishing the EFCC will be reviewed in order to strengthen the commission.
Malami made this known at the event, adding that the review would ensure that the frequent removal of the commission’s chairman was checked.