Religion, Key In The Fight Against Graft – Magu
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has identified religion as key in the fight against graft and other form of criminalities in Nigeria.
Magu made the disclosure on Monday, June 24, 2019 while receiving a delegation from Interfaith Mediation Centre, Kaduna, Kaduna State who were at the Zonal Office of the Commission on a courtesy visit.
The acting Chairman who was represented by Mailafia Yakubu, Kaduna Zonal Head, who commended the initiative, said “every religion abhors corruption, that is why we are urging you as religious leaders to preach to your followers on corruption and the danger associated with the crime”.
He assured the delegation on the Commission’s readiness to partner with every group, including religious bodies, in the fight against corruption.
The Interfaith Mediation Centre, IMC, is a faith based non-governmental organization established in May 1995 to achieve peaceful coexistence and to promote good governance. The centre is being sponsored by MacArthur Foundation Funded Project on “Combating Corruption through Interfaith Platform in Nigeria”.
The delegation which was led by the Co-executive Directors of the Centre, Imam Mohammad Nurayn (Dr) and Pastor James Movel Wuyep (Dr) commended the good work carried by the EFCC in the war against graft.
“We are here today to collaborate with the Commission in order to change the psyche of Nigerians through the instrument of religion. We want to engage in this fight by contributing our quarters as religious leaders, we want to be engage in this fight practically”, he promised.
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