Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has urged the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA to join in the war against corruption.
He made the call while playing host to the Director General, NITDA, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami and its Management Staff on June 19, 2017 at the EFCC Head office.
“We never claim monopoly of knowledge. We are willing to fight, but we cannot fight without the common consensus of Nigerians to join hands in the fight against corruption,” Magu said.
The anti-graft czar, who highlighted the ills of corruption, stressed that “agitations and kidnappings in the country” were as a result of corruption.
“If we want solution to these agitations, we must unite and chase corruption out of this country,” he added.
The EFCC boss encouraged NITDA to join hands with the EFCC in the fight against corruption, stressing that “we must all be united to serve this country, because corruption is a threat to the survival of Nigeria, it is a threat to the unity of the country”.
Pantami, while commending the Commission and its leadership’s commitment to the fight against corruption, pledged NITDA’s support for the EFCC.
According to him, the essence of the visit was “to see how the EFCC can support NITDA when it comes to regulation of IT projects in Nigeria”.
He noted that there were many Information Technology, IT, projects in the budget “but nothing to write home about as regards development of the sector”.
The NITDA boss stressed the need for strict regulations noting that, “The projects are brought up in every budget, but there’s no justification for them.
He further used the opportunity to canvass for a working group to comprise of staff of EFCC and NITDA.
“Our country needs people that are fearless, those that can do what is right without looking at the consequences of their action,” he said.