The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) , Mr. Ibrahim Magu , says his generation caused the high level of corruption in Nigeria .
The EFCC boss said this on Monday shortly after the opening ceremony of the 7th Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, at the UN House, Vienna , Austria .
Magu who was accosted by some participants after the opening ceremony of the programme was asked what has been his driving force in the anti – corruption fight in Nigeria .
Magu said , “I have a conscience in spite of the deliberate act to annoy me and make me think of throwing in the towel . My conscience tells me that I should not give up . I shall continue to fight the corruption war until my last breath .
“My dream is to leave a better Nigeria , free of corruption to the next generation. We cannot continue the way we are going otherwise there will be no Nigeria for the next generation .
“This rubbish called corruption was caused by my generation, so it is our duty to fight it and annihilate it. We must leave a better life for the next generation”.
“ We have a President who has zero tolerance for corruption . I , therefore, have no excuse not to take advantage of the situation to leave an indelible mark in the fight against corruption in Nigeria”,Magu said .