Magu, Runsewe Seek Cultural Reorientation as Panacea to Fighting Corruption


The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, and the Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Olusegun Runsewe, have agreed on a holistic approach of cultural reorientation among Nigerians as a permanent solution to stemming the menace of corruption in the country.

This position was adopted and agreed upon when Runsewe alongside members of his management team visited the headquarters of the (EFCC) in Abuja.

As part of the itinerary for the visit, the NCAC DG took the campaign of cultural promotion to the headquarters of the anti-corruption agency in Nigeria, suggesting that for corruption to be nipped in the bud, Nigeria needs to re-evaluate her value system which at the moment glamourises people with questionable sources of income at the expense of hard work.

Runsewe while commending the acting head of the commission for using his zeal, vigour and doggedness to fight the monster called corruption that has eaten deep into the fabric of the nation, said: “As you are doing everything to make the nation safer through waging war against corruption, posterity will remember your good works and I believe it is time to introduce a cultural angle in order to fight corruption to a logical conclusion.”

Speaking further, Runsewe praised Magu for being fearless against all odds and fighting the looters to a standstill in the process not even sparing his in-law.

On his part, the EFCC chairman thanked him for his kind words promising to fight on irrespective of how corruption is fighting back.

He implored all Nigerians to champion the fight against corruption as its remains the only monster against all of us as a nation.

He observed that all the agitations erupting in our land recently are created by corruption citing the Boko Haram menace and IPOB agitations saying, “please kindly take this message to all Nigerian, we can only be great if we collectively join hands and fight corruption to a standstill, it is an understatement to say that corruption as bedeviled our development and unity as a Nation.”

The helmsman of EFCC further charged his guests to also ask people the source of their unexplainable wealth, “a situation where people are celebrated without knowing their sources of money must be discouraged. People build mansions with corruption and are being celebrated; we must be united against such people for us to have a prosperous nation.”