The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has opined that the deadly Coronavirus was caused by corruption.
Magu made the disclosure at the passing out parade of 281 cadets of the EFCC Detective Inspector Course-5, at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, yesterday Tuesday.
He said, “Corruption is the biggest strategy to humankind. Your Excellency, corruption is worse than all the diseases now running about. And I strongly believe, Your Excellency, that even the coronavirus is caused by corruption.”
Magu also took time to address his achievement as Efcc boss , he disclosed that as of the time he took over at the EFCC in 2015, the commission had 103 convictions, in 2016 it rose to 195 convictions, 314 in 2018 and over 1,218 convictions were secured in 2019.
He stated, “Corruption is the worst enemy of Nigeria. It is a disaster. It causes all evils. Even cancer is caused by corruption. Every evil you find in society is caused by corruption directly or indirectly. So, it is high time you and I stamped corruption out.”
Dignitaries present at the event included the President, Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State and his Kebbi State counterpart, Atiku Bagudu.