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Farida Waziri EFCC boss sacked

by Business News Report

President Goodluck Jonathan has removed the head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from office, the president gave no reason for her sack. The president has “approved the appointment of Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde as the Acting Chairman/Chief Executive of the EFCC,” a statement from presidential spokesman Reuben Abati said. “The appointment takes immediate effect, and effectively relieves Mrs. Farida Waziri of her position as EFCC Chairman.”
Lamorde was director of operations of the EFCC before this. The EFCC law enforcement agency with powers to arrest and investigates crimes such as fraud, money laundering and corruption, was set up by in 2003, partly in response to international pressure to tackle endemic graft. But human rights groups and diplomats have criticised it for failing to bring any senior politicians to justice, despite a string of high profile arrests.
Jonathan has been criticised along with his predecessors for doing too little to tackle endemic corruption in Africa’s most populous nation. Graft is the number one gripe of most Nigerians and foreign investors say it is their main reason for steering clear of Nigerians economy. “Corruption not only saps the confidence in people in government, it also discourages both national and foreign investment and I think it’s a problem Nigeria needs to tackle more aggressively,” U.S. ambassador to Nigeria Terence McCulley said last week.

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