The interim chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, said the Nigerian economy could not grow due to corruption.
Magu, while addressing 328 investigative superintendents of the EFCC cadets in Kaduna over the weekend, pointed out that the threat of corruption represented a major problem in the country.
Represented by the commander of the EFCC training academy, Professor Ladi Hamalai, who visited the Course 8 cadets who received training at the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA), Magu insisted that the corruption was still killing the economy of Nigeria.
He invited cadet apprentices to prepare to fight corruption in Nigeria, adding that they must be disciplined and patriotic to join the fight against corruption.
The head of the EFCC said that the Nigerians admire them for the battle against corruption.
“Corruption is killing the country. The economy can’t grow and the infrastructure can’t be provided, not because of lack of funds but mainly due to corruption.
“This is why I said you are a special force because you need to be mentally ready and prepared to be able to fight corruption. Do you have the will to fight corruption?
“Are you mentally prepared and ready to fight corruption? Can the nation rely on you? We hope the nation can be better because of you,” he said.