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EFCC records 172 convictions in 2018

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The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said the commission has recorded 172 convictions from January to date.

Magu stated this on Monday in Gombe at an event to mobilise people in the state to take ownership of the fight against corruption.

“As I speak, EFCC has recorded over 172 convictions since the beginning of the year and we expect the figure to improve significantly before the end of 2018″, Magu said.

Magu called on every Nigerian to take ownership of the fight against corruption, adding that “this is the right time to act to stem the tide of corruption as the 2019 general elections approach.

“As we move closer to the general elections where Nigerians will vote for the present government or a new leadership to take control of governance, it is time that we all must be vigilant.

“We all must be careful as citizens to ensure that only people with proven records of integrity are elected into offices.”

The EFCC boss further called on Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) religious organisations and traditional leaders in the country to help in sensitising voters to vote right and not to compromise.

He said: “Voters should not fall into the temptation of selling their votes.”

 

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