Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has asked African nations to accept measures that will curb corruption in Africa.
Ibrahim revealed this at a joint press conference in Abuja, addressed by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare and Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim.
According to him, illicit financial flows and money laundering on the continent are affecting our growth and these forms of corruption must be eradicated once and for all.
He added that corruption is the greatest enemy of mankind and the root of all evil.
His words, “I just came back from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They say they are silencing the gun. They are able to launch it this year. Silencing the gun against poverty, child abuse etc. I say it is good but why don you fire the cause of all these social evils.
“If you take corruption out, you will not be experiencing all these. Corruption is the greatest enemy of mankind; it is the cause of all evil. I think African countries need to open fire on corruption.”
“Let African countries be united just like they have agreed to unite in taking a common position in asset tracking and returns. I think return is very, very important. The return should include the loots and the looters to the country of origin.
“If you can go to neighbouring countries and operate and come back, I don’t care if Ghanaians come and arrest Ghanaians here who have swindled money and killed people. I will help them arrest them and give them back. There should be protocol for extradition.”
“The objective of the walk are multifarious. The most significant of them are to sensitive, mobilise youths across the country to reject the evils of corrupt practices; enlist youths to partner with EFCC by providing information and actionable intelligence on fraudsters, organize youths as change agents and pace-setters in integrity and galvanize the energy and resourcefulness of youths to prevent corruption in all sectors of our polity.”