Ex- President Olusegun Obasanjo has called Ibrahim Magu’s led Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, a toothless bulldog.
Obasanjo while addressing family members, friends and well-wishers who were at his home to celebrate his 79th birthday said that the EFCC has lost its dynamism over the years.
According to Obasanjo he said that the anti-corruption agency that was established during his tenure as President has gone down in terms of performance and also in the fight against corruption.
Speaking further he said the current EFCC was not more than a “toothless bull-dog”, as he called for an evaluation aimed at determining why the EFCC has lost courage.
He said; “the good thing is that we all enjoyed the work and we all felt that we were contributing our own meaningful quota to the development of the country.
“As all know, when Nuhu Ribadu was handling the EFCC, he handled it in such a way that people coined the saying that the beginning of wisdom is the fear of Ribadu.
” And the thing you will ask is how did we go down, how did we lose that, how did we? Nuhu Ribadu is still here, he is still alive, the institution that we started together is still there, what made the institution to become a toothless bull dog.
“We need to work things out so that we don’t take two steps forward, one step and three steps backward.”