Rising from an extraordinary meeting in Kaduna, a coalition of Northern civil society groups (CSOs) have lent "the strongest backing for the war against corruption by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration".
The group also described acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu as "one of the fieriest, fearless and most daring anti-corruption czar in Africa".
The coalition in a media statement issued to newsmen in Kaduna on Thursday, stressed that "with the powerful integrity credentials of President Buhari and a fearless and dogged anti-corruption fighter like Magu, Nigeria is indeed luckier at this point in the nation’s history".
Convener of the meeting and Chairman of Arewa Transparency Champions (ATC), Comrade Bashir Ibrahim noted that the auspicious moment has come for "all Nigerian men and women of goodwill to extend all the necessary support to President Buhari and EFCC’s Magu to deliver on this important pillar of the APC government’s 2015 campaign promise".
Other signatories to the statement include Daniel Magaji of Northern Accountability Front(NAF), Hadiza Bukar of Arewa Gender Promotion Campaign (AGPC); Sani Aliyu Idris of United Front Against Corrupt Practices (UFaCP) and Reuben Magaji of Youth for Transparency Initiative(YTI).
The Coalition called on "all patriotic Nigerian stakeholders to sustain the fierce war on corruption by giving their unflinching support to President Buhari and the EFCC as an institution of public service".
The coalition then revealed that plans are in top gear for a one million man march soon, "in solidarity with the President and the EFCC, during which we shall present a special medal of honour to the Chairman and operatives of the EFCC in Abuja".