The Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, has commended the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, over what she described as Magu’s uncommon courage in fighting corruption in Nigeria.
The Commonwealth scribe gave the commendation in a letter dated July 6 letter and addressed to Magu.
According to Scotland, who was in Nigeria in May to attend the 8th Conference of the Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies of Commonwealth Africa, Magu has recorded ground breaking achievements for the betterment of Nigeria.
She said, “I would like to thank you for your diligent, innovative and fearless leadership of the Commission. The initiatives that you and colleagues at the Commission undertake are reaping immediate, ground-breaking results for the betterment of Nigeria, the continent and wider world’, she said.
Scotland further pledged the Commonwealth’s continued support and assistance to the EFCC.
She said, “ As you so eloquently alluded to in your remarks at the opening of the Commission’s new headquarters, the fight against corruption requires our continued commitment, perseverance and great fortitude.
Rest assured that the Commonwealth Secretariat is committed to continuing to work with and support the Commission and colleagues in Nigeria in the fight against corruption”,
Scotland also thanked Magu for the honour done to her for witnessing the commissioning of EFCC new head office building by President Muhammadu Buhari.