Politics & Policy

U.S envoy commends EFCC chairman

The outgoing United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle, has commended EFCC Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu for bringing vigour to the anti-corruption fight in the country.

A statement issued by Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, on Friday in Abuja, said that the departing envoy gave the commendation when Magu, visited him in his office to bid him farewell.

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The statement quoted Entwistle as saying that the best part of his time in Nigeria was strengthening cooperation with law enforcement agencies, especially the EFCC.

“It is in our interest to see Nigerian law enforcement capacity grow. It is not enough to complain about things.

“We have to help our friends; I am proud of the EFCC and privileged to be of some help,’’ Ent wistle was quoted as saying.

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The statement added that the envoy expressed delight that President Muhammadu Buhari had already asked the National Assembly to confirm the appointment of the EFCC Chairman and wished him well.

It quoted the EFCC boss as saying: “It is significant that the envoy is leaving at a time the commission is having its best relationship with the U.S”.

Magu, the statement further said, thanked the envoy for his support and cooperation and urged him to continue being Nigerian`s ambassador as he leaves for his country.

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He also urged Entwistle to continue monitoring his performance as EFCC chairman and assured the envoy that he would not compromise his integrity in the anti-graft war.

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