Waziri speaks about corruption during Jonathan’s administration

Mrs Farida applauded the EFCC for its work against corruption She said she was glad she removed when she was by the Jonathan government – The former EFCC chairman made reference to the massive corruption in the Jonathan administration Mrs Farida Waziri, a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said she is grateful for being removed from her position. Waziri served during the administration of Goodluck Jonathan before she was later removed She said: “The CJN is a man after my heart because great minds think alike. Finally, a Daniel has come to judgement. I remember when I began the call for special courts, I went round the leadership of the judiciary and NBA then, I took advantage of every opportunity I had to justify the need for it but many of my adversaries kicked against it because they were desperate for my downfall but I’m glad some of them have joined the crusade today.” On what she thought about the revelations of the oil subsidy scam the perpetuated the Jonathan administration, Waziri said: “I’m only glad that those things didn’t happen under my watch as EFCC chairman because it would have been too traumatic for me.And that is why If I see ex President Jonathan today, I will kneel down to thank him for the honour done me by removing me as EFCC chairman at the time he did. “My first strong premonition of what was ahead was when I began the probe of the monumental oil subsidy fraud going on then. I came to Lagos on a vital intelligence on the subsidy scam and as soon as I arrested a key culprit, I got a call from the presidential villa asking me to release the suspect, because according to their words ‘he is our person’, but I refused to let him off and days after I was removed from office.” She also spoke about the performance of Ibrahim Magu as EFCC chairman saying: “There is no doubt Magu is doing his best within the available space but as I always say, the battle is beyond an individual or an organization.

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