Only corrupt elites see no positive difference in the President Buhari-led anti-corruption war:-Itse Sagay

Sagay: Only corrupt elites see no difference in FG’s anti-corruption war

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says only corrupt elites see no positive difference in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led anti-corruption war.

Sagay made the assertion on Wednesday in Abuja when he led members of the committee on a solidarity visit to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

NAN reports that PACAC was established in 2015 by the Buhari administration as part of efforts to combat corruption.

PACAC’s mandate includes the promotion of reform agenda in the anti-corruption crusade, advising on the prosecution of the war against corrupt practices and implementation of reforms in the nation’s criminal justice system

“When Nigerians pretend by asking what difference has his government brought in the fight against corruption, it amazes me,” he said.

“For me, it is a sign of bad faith being expressed by the elites who were the beneficiaries of corruption.

“So, they are undergoing the pains of having to earn their living rather than simply collecting unearned money, easy money that used to go round the country.

“These are people who were building edifices without a sign of employment of any sort.”

The professor of law attributed much of the success story to efforts of the EFCC, which he said had surpassed other agencies in the fight against corruption.

He said the recent arrest of Mohammed Adoke, the former attorney-general and minister of Justice, in the United Arab Emirates was the latest in the EFCC’s achievements.

In response, Ibrahim Magu, the EFCC acting chairman, said the commission is committed to fighting corruption, stated “this is the mandate given to us by the president.

“We want to thank Sagay and his team for coming over because I see this visit as an oversight one.

“There is no money that can force Sagay and his team to come and pass commendation on the commission. We are proud of this gesture and we will keep taking what we are doing seriously.

“Anytime there is anything wrong, Sagay will call and shout at me by asking me to do the needful and I take correction quickly.

“And when he noticed we take correction, he will call and acknowledged, ” he said.

The EFCC boss said PACAC has served as a guide for its operations and assured that the commission would always do the right thing.

Only corrupt elites see no positive difference in the President Buhari-led anti-corruption war:-Itse Sagay

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