Magu: Outcome of probe must be made public to gain Nigerians’ confidence — APC stalwart
Former Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Niger State, Comrade Jonathan Vatsa, has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to ensure that the findings of the panel set up to investigate suspended Economic and Financial Crime Commission acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu be made public if it must gain the trust of Nigerians.
The APC stalwart said this in a statement in Minna, Niger State on Friday, titled: “Now that the hunter is being hunted: Where is the fight against corruption?”
Vatsa pointed out that the probe of Magu was an embarrassment to the anticorruption crusade of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
The former Commissioner for information and Strategy in Niger State said Nigerians were waiting anxiously for the outcome, adding: “That is the only way Nigerians can believe and have confidence in the anticorruption war of the Buhari administration which is already suffering credibility problem because of the way and manner the anticorruption war is being prosecuted.
“This is a clear indication that there are monumental corruption going on in high places in this administration. It is quite disturbing because the only qualification that brought APC to power in 2015 was integrity but the corruption in the system today is very scaring.
“I urge the Federal Government to ensure that the out come of the probe panel is made public for Nigerians to see, that is the only way that the people can believe and have confidence in the anti corruption war of the Buhari administration.
“The anti corruption war of this government has suffered a lot of credibility problem because of the way and manner it is being prosecuted. This is an opportunity for the government to build confidence in Nigerians by making the findings public.”
The former Publicity Secretary of the APC further urged the Federal Government to ensure that those involved in the diversion of the looted funds in EFCC’s custody be exposed and made to face the law.
He said: “Nigerians are awaiting anxiously for the outcome of the investigation and the next line of action.”
Vatsa therefore suggested that the law establishing EFCC must be revisited because of the experience with past Chairmen of the Agency, stressing that with the current structure of the anti-graft commission, where men of the Nigerian Police are at helm of affairs, will not achieve the desire results.