Joe-Okei Odumakin, Chairman Movement against Corruption (Steering Committee) had Friday urged the Senate to join the wagon of change by confirming Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and Nigerians to join the EFCC in winning the war against corruption in the country.
Odumakin said: "If at the level of Africa, the giant strides of Magu and indeed Nigeria in the fight against corruption is recognized, and if we can realise that if we don't kill corruption, corruption will kill us, then I am appealing to the Senate as true representatives of the people, not to stand against the moving train".
She called on Nigerians to take the fight against corruption as a duty saying, "There is the need for Nigerians to own the fight against corruption because it is not only for Magu and EFCC, but for the citizens to win".
Odumakin, who expressed concern over the impact of corruption in Nigeria noted that "Nigeria is bleeding under the heavy weight of corruption" adding that power does not corrupt people rather it is people that corrupt power".
Odumakin attributed the success of the EFCC to the political will of the government, noting that Nigerians too can attest this going by what happened recently in Addis Ababa where President Buhari was honoured as the 'Africa Anti-corruption Champion' by the African Union, AU.
"The government has helped in providing an enabling environment for the Commission to thrive", she said.