The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, earlier today expressed optimistic that the anti-graft agency will continue to fish out and tame those he described as ‘monsters of corruption in the Nigeria.’ He made the declaration when he appeared on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily.
He said, “Yes, because if you look at it, almost everywhere there are elements of it (corruption). No, because I am very optimistic, we will succeed in taming the monster of corruption in this country,” Bawa responded when asked if he was overwhelmed by the level of corruption in the land.
“I am very optimistic and with the efforts of the government. One of the cardinal principles of the President’s (Muhammadu Buhari’s) administration is to fight corruption and we in the EFCC and other law enforcement agencies saddled with this responsibility… we are doing our best and trying to curtail it.”
The EFCC boss speaking further on his strategy said the agency was also engaging with religious leaders to achieve his objectives, apparently because of the influence these clerics have in the society.
“Nigeria is a very religious country and that is why one of the issues that we do in public enlightenment is to engage with leaders of religious bodies. We are soon going to launch our interface with the Christian and Islamic communities to engage them on the ills of corruption. We have already designed the manual for that,” he said.