Chairman of the
(EFCC) , Ibrahim
Magu Says the
Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission ( EFCC ), says the commission will
soon storm universities across the country to launch its
anti-corruption programme .
Magu disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja on
Wednesday on the sideline of the opening ceremony of a
capacity building workshop on the use of beneficial
ownership information and the recovery of assets in
He said that the anti-corruption programme would be
similar to that of “Women Against Corruption”.
“We are already talking with the universities; we are
looking at starting with University of Lagos and Ahmadu
Bello University (ABU) where we will launch the
“There is something on ground to also reach out to the
universities as student’s union leaders have disturbed
me over issues in the sector.
“The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS)
leadership visited me last week and this was part of
`We assured them that we are going to join them and
launch the anti-corruption programme and we need
them too because we are protecting their future,“he
On stolen assets, Magu said that government was
working with global partners to fast-track the return of
stolen assets abroad.
He said that the commission was planning to clamp
down on tax evaders as part of plans to bring succour to
“We are going to collaborate with FIRS and set up a unit
that will exclusively deal with tax fraud, tax evasion and
related offences. We are going to see that we work on
“We have just discussed it with the FIRS chairman; we
will give the operatives a special training to operate
very well,” Magu added.