Malami wants to shut down EFCC – Sagay reacts to new anti-corruption bill

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The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, led by Prof. Itse Sagay, has vehemently kicked against the proposed bill for the amendment of the establishment Act of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami had disclosed that the Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved establishment of a new agency which will be saddled with proper coordination of all recovered looted assets.

Reacting to this Sagay, in a statement on Wednesday, called on Nigerians and the National Assembly to reject the bill as the planned amendment was part of an on-going dangerous attempt to destroy Nigeria’s anti-corruption infrastructure and return it to the situation it was, during the dark days before 2015.

The Senior advocate noted that the new bill will weaken the EFCC and its officials and confer an enormous power on the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice adding that that the new bill would effectively now turn Nigeria’s topmost anti-graft agency into a department in the Ministry of Justice.


  1. Change is not easy, but it is simple. Things will always change, we don’t have a choice about that… but we do have a choice on how we react to change of EFCC to anti corruption.well its lead to our safety.

  2. Why is this government behaving in a such way that they are the opponent of one another. This situation we are having among the executives, judiciary and legislature is uncalled for. They should make sure that they sort things out among themselves before publicise it.

  3. Malami has an evil intent. against Magu /EFCC operations to prevent being investigate after this government and buhari is shielding him approve any bill/ memo he brought. PMB should know success at London Court not the effort of Malami but thoroughly details investigation carried out by MAGU. who should be appreciated. Dept of Asset Management can be created under Efcc without much addo of creating an ACT of Parliament. This efforts embacked upon by Malami is to reduce EFCC to mere non functional office under ministry of justice or police department of which there exist many as such in this ministry. Well meaning NASS and the SENATE should for the sake of Nigeria future killed all these bill on arrival.

  4. Government of nowadays do not unite in their dealings, they should unite together in whatever they do. United we stand divided will fall, government should speak with one voice in order to avoid division among the government because it will hinder the progress of the country.

  5. Why shutting down the EFCC or is it because they want to publish the names of people given contract? Is it the new anti corruption bill that there will not be corrupt. When they are established now its you people that will still give them bad name, i just dey look una

  6. I am not interested in this matter. Even with the so called EFCC standing on their own, what special breakthrough have they achieved concerning this so called fight against corruption
    It is now corruption is everywhere and corrupt persons taking over almost all establishments be it private or government establishments
    Any how they want to do letbthem carry ahead after all we only hear about looted funds and recovered funds but gain nothing from them

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