UNDER FIRE!! As Arewa Leader Blast Magu Says Resign And Allow Independent Investigation. Following a recommendation by Abubakar Malami, the attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, that Ibrahim Magu, chairman Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), be sacked on allegation of corruption, Comrade Isah, president general Northern Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has said that Magu should voluntarily resign and allow for an independent investigation into all allegations levelled against him.
Abubakar maintained that Magu was holding a very sensitive position, as the helmsman of the anti corruption agency. He said that it was absurd that as a chairman of an agency whose primary assignment was to fight corruption practices, should now be fingered as corrupt.
“If I were Magu, I would resign voluntarily. He should allow an independent body carry out an unbiased investigaton into all the allegations levelled against him.
“It is the honourable thing to do. He does not need to wait for anyone to tell him to resign. The allegations ranges from diversion to sell of recovered loot. Let him resign and clear his name” he said.
The President-General of the Arewa group told Independent on Tuesday that the problem with the nation was dearth of leaders with the fear of God, stressing that Nigerians had seen that those managing the affairs of the country had operated as though they were irresponsible. He said that President Muhammadu Buhari had a penchant for ignoring critical issues.
He stressed that it would not be surprising if the President discharged the recommendation of the Attorney-General of the federation with a wave the hand.
While calling on Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to rise up to the responsibility, by effectively checking the excesses of public office holders, and compel them to be accountable to the people, Abubakar stressed that the crop of leaders currently managing the affairs of the nation had repeatedly dragged the nation to a state of disrepute.
“Our leaders must be compelled to change to the point that the comity of nation can see that the country has taken a new leaf, moved from where it is to where it should be,” Abubakar said.