By Achadu Gabriel
Kaduna- Unified Nigerian Youth Forum has appealed to Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, to write memo to president Muhammadu Buhari and remove the service chiefs for non performance. The forum’s leadership under Comrade Abdulsalam Mohammed Kazeem as president made the appeal in a statement issued in kaduna and made available to journalists on Thursday.
Forum stated that while it salute the courage of Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, for the Memo he wrote to the President over the embatteled Ag. Chairman of the Economic and financial Crime commission, EFCC, they equally appeal to him to use his good office to write such Memo on services chiefs. “May be, Mr President will consider his position, just as he did on that of Mr Ibrahim Magu of EFCC, the series of calls for their immidiate removal/sack over non performance despite high budgetory allocations has nothing to do with politics, but with patriotism, commitment and service delivery to the nation.
“The suspension of Mr Ibrahim Magu has further vindicated the leadership of the 8th National Assembly and the previous position of Department of State Security Services, DSS, over his person and character, where he, Mr Ibrahim Magu claimed to be a saint and a no nonsense anti-corruption Cesar and the authorities entrusted him with the task of fighting corruption, only for us to discover that, he his only occupying the office to fight for his personal pocket and not the nation as expected of him.
“Having realized he lacked capacity to efficiently and effectively deliver, he resorted to series of media trial of suspects that are either yet to be charged or undergoing prosecutions and on the other hand, he equally wine and dine with corrupt elites who specializes in money laundering at the detriment of our nation,” they stated. According to them, Mr Ibrahim Magu has done more damage to the image of the Commission than any of his predecessor, “because he compromises a lot.
As such the decision of the Mr President to appoint the Director of Operations to Mr Ibrahim Magu to oversee the commission further prove to us that as a nation we are not serious with the fight against corruption at all levels. If we are serious, the said Director of Operations who might be a Co conspirator, should be under house arrest along all those ‘Magu boys’ who helps their boss to blackmail and frame ups innocent Nigerians all in the names of fighting audio corruption, because a single tree can not make a forest.
“All the management staff including those he gave accelerated promotions, favor, juicy position and all those officers who he undully placed in strategic positions to serve his interest must be dismantled now, so that the EFCC must be overhaul and restructured now, which will enable them to earn the confidence of Nigerians back.
“Mr President has had enough of betrayal from his cabinet and that of Mr Ibrahim Magu is of the highest order. So, Mr President must be very careful on how and who to appoint to help fight corruption in Nigerian. Corruption can only fight back and succeed when those championing the cause have their hand soiled with mute, therefore such a person must be proven beyond any reasonably doubt and he/she must have track records of bravery, accountability, loyalty to the nation and sincerity of purpose.
“We hope and pray that the President will consider the likes of the current Commissioner of Police of Enugu State, CP Ahmed Abdurahman, CP Bala Chiroma of FCT command and many more brilliant, committed and patriotic Nigerian who can do the job. It’s not a hidden fact that among those penciled down by the presidency, there are those who available records shows that they are of questionable characters and Nigerians know them, because their anticident in term of the atrocities they committed in public service is not a news. End