Magu Did Not Say Corruption Causes Coronavirus, Says EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is still struggling to deny a statement credited to its acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu on Coronavirus.
Though this is not the first time the Commission has released a statement to deny the statement, the EFCC says on Sunday, again, that Magu did not say corruption is the cause of Coronavirus.
The denial was made in a statement signed by the Commission’s spokesman, Mr Tony Orilade.
The much-watched video which is still trending on social media saw Magu saying that “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.”
He made the statement at the Passing Out Parade of its Detective Inspector Course 5 cadets at the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna on Tuesday.
However, the statement released by the Commission titled ‘Covid19: Understanding what Magu said’, the EFCC claimed Magu said corruption is worse than cancer and Coronavirus.
“Regarding the evil of corruption and the need for Nigerians to join hands in tackling the menace, Magu said, ‘your Excellency, corruption is worse than cancer, Ebola-virus, Corona-virus and all other deadly diseases put together.
“Fighting corruption is thus a crusade against the evils of our society that are deeply-rooted and threatening to consume us.
“We are aware that the task is not easy and the path can be very thorny and lonely, but with determination and a high sense of mission, we are making progress towards rooting out this evil from our society. We all appreciate you as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, for embarking on this mission.”
The EFCC accused the traditional and social media of trying to misinterpret the message delivered by its Boss.