Governors stopping overseas parties because of EFCC –Magu

Magu  said this during an interactive session with reporters in Makurdi on Monday.

He said, “Corruption is not as reckless as it used to be. Even governors no longer attend flashing birthday parties within and outside the country unlike before. In those days some governors went to London for flashy parties,  but that does not happen now. The fear factor is there,  and the  EFCC is making them not to do so. Even when they go, they are cautious  about  whatever they  do or say.”

He added, “The political inclination is no longer an issue. I don’t care who you are, where you come from, and there is no question of identifying the chairman of a political party. If you are corrupt, I will go after you.

If you are corrupt, we usually conduct a thorough preliminary investigation before we come after you. That is why if you are invited by the  EFCC you should know that there must be something.

“We have been  able to do a lot of things against corruption and it is no longer  business as usual.”

Magu said the desire to intensify the fight against corruption prompted his visit to Benue State.

The EFCC chief said, “You will agree with me that corruption is still pushing. I met someone who described corruption as rain. So, corruption is still beating everyone in Nigeria. That is the essence of establishing our office in Makurdi to bring the service closer to the people.

“We cannot do it alone. We are here to mobilise every human being to join the fight against corruption in Benue. Journalists are corruption hunters. You must join hands with the commission  for it  to have  greater success in the fight.”

Magu revealed that the whistle-blowing policy of the Federal Government had been working.

On the  N750m allegedly misappropriated by some principal officers of the Benue   State House of  Assembly, Magu said they had recovered a huge sum of money from the affected lawmakers.