A pro-democracy group operating as Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig his anti-corruption team for greater efficiency.
A statement by the National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, made this appeal in Abuja on Thursday.
The group urged Buhari to sack the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami and the Director General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Lawal Daura.
According to the group, the three officials constitute obstacles to the fight against corruption. HURIWA stated the call became necessary following recent developments, including the media release by Magu that a cabal bought some houses abroad in his name.
The group expressed concern that the president had not taken decisive steps to clear the barriers to his administration’s anti-graft crusade.
HURIWA told Buhari that Nigerians were tired of hearing too many cock-and-bull stories from key office holders in his administration.
It said the situation was more worrisome as the mandate given to these officials was to support government in the fight against corruption.