Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, has warned Nigerians to desist from politicising the current wave of anti-corruption fight being waged by the EFCC so as to rid the nation of the monster.
Mr. Ribadu made the remark at a National Stakeholders Workshop on Recovery and Management of Recovered Assets organized by the Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption on Wednesday.
The former chairman, who recently left the PDP for APC, said that the current approach by the EFCC against corruption remained the best and most appropriate way to go in tacking graft, asked Nigerians to avoid whipping sentiments into the fight to ensure its success.
“I want to appeal to Nigerians to give the current government’s fight against corruption a chance and shun the undue politicisation of issues.
There is no other way to prosecute anticorruption than what we are witnessing presently.
“The effort has yielded appreciable result going by the unprecedented recoveries and the high profile cases being handled. The government and those in charge of the process deserve commendation and our collective support.
“This war is about the survival of our country and the right environment has to be created for the malfeasance to be cleaned and the right foundations and tools set for greater Nigeria. “Unfortunately, emotions are often put forward before national interest thereby rubbishing what is otherwise noble and patriotic undertaking.
“Some of us that have done this work and those presently doing it, have been unduly vilified for nothing other than daring to confront the corruption monster. We need to change our attitude, if we are to make enduring headway in this all-important battle,” Ribadu noted.