408 Views

Jonathan Reveals Real Reasons Why He Sacked Farida Waziri As EFCC Boss

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has said he is proud to have been the President under whom Nigeria made her best improvement in the Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International.

Former Special Assistant on New Media, Reno Omokri stated this a statement issued on behalf of Jonathan on Monday.

The statement was in response to claims by former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) boss, Farida Waziri, in which she said at an interactive session in Lagos that she will kneel down to thank former President Goodluck Jonathan for sacking her as the commission’s boss.

However, Jonathan said that Farida Waziri has a history of badmouthing former Presidents to enter the good books of the incumbent President.

He said: “My attention has been drawn to comments made by Farida Waziri to the effect that she was removed as Chairperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission because of a particular case she was handling.

“Mrs Waziri also said that she received a call from Aso Rock over this case which instructed her to drop her investigations.

“It is understandable that when there is a new government in power, people would want to ingratiate themselves to the new administration and one of the easiest ways to do this is by demonizing the previous government.

“That Mrs Farida Waziri has a history of telling lies against former Presidents in order to ingratiate herself to the serving President is an established fact and old habits die hard.

ALSO READ  Nigeria, Ghana to Strengthen Bilateral Relations

“I never called Farida Waziri from the Aso Rock Presidential Villa or any State House at any given time, neither did he ask her to drop or take up any investigation.

“Let it be known that there is no statute of limitations on corruption cases and if Mrs Farida Waziri has any evidence that she was asked to drop any cases of corruption, she is challenged to show proof of such.

“I fired Mrs Farida Waziri for reasons he would choose not to disclose publicly for now, but Nigerians may want to remember that Nigeria continued to sink in Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perception Index during Mrs Waziri’s tenure at the EFCC.

“Things got so bad at her last year at the EFCC (2011) that we moved from 134 in 2010 to 143 in 2011 which represented a backward movement of 9 points. Which God-fearing leader would leave a person responsible for such retrogression as the head of a sensitive institution as the EFCC.

“I am proud to have been the President under whom Nigeria made her best improvement in the Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International. That is a fact. And so he is not concerned about the opinion of Farida Waziri or other persons as opinions cannot overthrow facts.”

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Latest Posts

Nigerian Singer, Wande Coal, Releases Statement On Alleged Child Abduction
Entertainment
3 views
Entertainment
3 views

Nigerian Singer, Wande Coal, Releases Statement On Alleged Child Abduction

PH - April 19, 2018

Singer Wande Coal had earlier this week been involved in some drama. A woman named Temitope came forward to say their son of 10 years was abducted…

LISTEN: MC Galaxy Releases “BBNaija Version” Of Song “Fine Girl”
Entertainment
10 views
Entertainment
10 views

LISTEN: MC Galaxy Releases “BBNaija Version” Of Song “Fine Girl”

PH - April 19, 2018

Just earlier in the month MC Galaxy released a song celebrating beautiful women, titled “Fine Girl.” He today announced a BBNaija version of the song, celebrating all…

Nigeria To Grow By 2.1% This Year – IMF
Business
22 views
Business
22 views

Nigeria To Grow By 2.1% This Year – IMF

PH - April 19, 2018

The International Monetary Fund says Nigeria, the sub-Saharan Africa’s most-populous nation and top crude producer, will grow by 2.1 per cent this year, matching the lender’s estimate…

Bodex Media Awards Governor Aregbesola as the Most Outstanding/Creative Governor of the Year 2018
Best of Nigeria
26 views
Best of Nigeria
26 views

Bodex Media Awards Governor Aregbesola as the Most Outstanding/Creative Governor of the Year 2018

PH - April 19, 2018

The Governor of Osun state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has been honoured with an award of the most outstanding and creative Governor of the Year, 2018. The Award…

‘I Was Molested At 17 By A Big Man In Media’ – Chimamanda Adichie
Nigerian Women
29 views
Nigerian Women
29 views

‘I Was Molested At 17 By A Big Man In Media’ – Chimamanda Adichie

PH - April 19, 2018

Celebrated Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, who spoke at the Stockholm Forum for Gender Equality, revealed that she was molested at the age of 17. Chimamanda Adichie told…

I Communicate More With God When I’m in the Bathroom – Actress, Funke Adesiyan
Entertainment
64 views
Entertainment
64 views

I Communicate More With God When I’m in the Bathroom – Actress, Funke Adesiyan

MT - April 18, 2018

Funke Adesiyan, has not stopped making headlines each week with some of the controversial things she says or involved in a fight with a fan, but she…

Photos And Video Of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege Being Arrested By The Police For Snatching Mace (Video)
Politics
64 views
Politics
64 views

Photos And Video Of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege Being Arrested By The Police For Snatching Mace (Video)

MT - April 18, 2018

The senator representing Delta Central in the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege was today arrested by the police after he allegedly led thugs to steal the mace at the…

Flashback to 2000: How Policemen Invaded Okadigbo’s Residence to Retrieve Senate’s Mace
Art, History and Culture
70 views
Art, History and Culture
70 views

Flashback to 2000: How Policemen Invaded Okadigbo’s Residence to Retrieve Senate’s Mace

MT - April 18, 2018

There is nothing new under the sun. On Wednesday, Ovie Omo-Agege, a senator from Delta state, led some unidentified persons into the upper legislative chamber of the…

Kano N1.2 Billion Longest Underpass Ready For Use (Video)
Best of Nigeria
75 views
Best of Nigeria
75 views

Kano N1.2 Billion Longest Underpass Ready For Use (Video)

MT - April 18, 2018

Kano state government construct the vehicle underpass at cost of N1.2 billion, at the busy Bukavu Barrack junction adjoining Kofar Ruwa, along Katsina road – Aminu Kano…

Meet Suashi Emmanuella Ini-Usoro, The Managing Partner Of Ebusiness Hub Nigeria In An Interview With #StarsConnect
Business
65 views
Business
65 views

Meet Suashi Emmanuella Ini-Usoro, The Managing Partner Of Ebusiness Hub Nigeria In An Interview With #StarsConnect

PH - April 18, 2018

Ebusiness Technology solutions Hub, popularly known as Ebusiness Hub Nigeria provides Digital support, Social media and ecommerce management services for MSMEs. And today, we have the managing…

DJ Cuppy’s “Green Light” hits 1 Million Streams on Spotify
Entertainment
57 views
Entertainment
57 views

DJ Cuppy’s “Green Light” hits 1 Million Streams on Spotify

PH - April 18, 2018

It’s been a good year so far for DJ Cuppy, from being announced as a Pepsi Brand ambassador to her sophmore single Vybe featuring Sarkodie doing well…

Seyi Shay and Bovi Unveiled as Hosts for the 12th Headies Awards
Entertainment
54 views
Entertainment
54 views

Seyi Shay and Bovi Unveiled as Hosts for the 12th Headies Awards

PH - April 18, 2018

The 12th edition of the annual Headies award show is right around the corner. Award winning musician Seyi Shay and comedian Bovi have just been announced as…

Senator Shehu Sani Reveals What He Did After Senate’s Mace Was Stolen
Politics
87 views
Politics
87 views

Senator Shehu Sani Reveals What He Did After Senate’s Mace Was Stolen

PH - April 18, 2018

Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central, has reacted to the snatching of the Senate mace from the upper legislative chambers. According to the senator, while the senate…

How Senator Omo-Agege And ‘Thugs’ Ran Way With Senate’s Mace
Politics
60 views
Politics
60 views

How Senator Omo-Agege And ‘Thugs’ Ran Way With Senate’s Mace

PH - April 18, 2018

In what came as a surprise on Wednesday, Ovie Omo-Agege, a senator from Delta state, invaded the national assembly with suspected thugs who seized the mace. Omo-Agege,…

Nollywood Stars Iyke and Florence Okechukwu Celebrate 5th Wedding Anniversary
Entertainment
74 views
Entertainment
74 views

Nollywood Stars Iyke and Florence Okechukwu Celebrate 5th Wedding Anniversary

PH - April 18, 2018

Nollywood stars Iyke and Florence Okechukwu, popularly known for their roles in Tinsel as Chuks and Ene, are celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary today. Iyke took to…

Nigerian Model, Mayowa Nicholas, Featured In American Vogue’s May 2018 Issue
Entertainment
63 views
Entertainment
63 views

Nigerian Model, Mayowa Nicholas, Featured In American Vogue’s May 2018 Issue

PH - April 18, 2018

From the runways in Milan to full spread Billboard features in New York, our girl Mayowa Nicholas is having a great year! Although she missed a spot…

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins ‘Best in Literature’ at 10th Annual Shorty Awards in New York
Best of Nigeria
59 views
Best of Nigeria
59 views

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins ‘Best in Literature’ at 10th Annual Shorty Awards in New York

PH - April 18, 2018

The Shorty Awards honor the best content creators and producers on social media: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, Snapchat and the rest of the digital world. The…

WATCH out For EbonyLife and Niyi Akinmolayan’s New film “Chief Daddy”
Entertainment
50 views
Entertainment
50 views

WATCH out For EbonyLife and Niyi Akinmolayan’s New film “Chief Daddy”

PH - April 18, 2018

What happens when you take the best of Nollywood you can find and sprinkle in a few new faces, who are genius at their craft? An epic…

Loading...