The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu on Tuesday said the dreaded coronavirus disease is caused by corruption.
Magu also noted that if Nigeria doesn’t kill corruption, it will kill the nation.
“We have zero tolerance to corruption in the EFCC. Tackling corruption is a clarion call although corruption is a huge burden to the nation. It has spread to all facets of our lives.
“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 said.
Magu made this statement at the passing out parade of 281 cadets of the EFCC Detective Inspector Course-5, at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.
The event was also attended by President Muhammadu Buhari, Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai and Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu.
Magu also stressed that corruption is a huge burden in Nigeria which has affected many things including poverty, unemployment, the fallen standard of education, weak access to affordable healthcare, the integrity of electoral process lower GDP among others.