*EFCC chairman Magu is an accountant and member of ANAN
Magu receives information pack from ANAN chief Nzom
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu is a trained accountant and member of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, ANAN.
Many Nigerians may have seen him more as a policeman, catching white collar criminals.
Magu’s accounting background came to light when Anthony Chukwuemeka Nzom, president of ANAN, along with state officials of the group came on a visit on Wednesday.
And ANAN officials were very proud of their member, describing his appointment as a round peg in a round hole.
ANAN officials with EFCC officials
‘‘This position is well-deserved. You have been a member of ANAN for nine years and you have been representing the association very well”, said Nzom.
ANAN sought collaboration between it and the EFCC, in the area of forensic study, as part of efforts to rid the country of corruption.
‘‘Very soon, we shall be opening our resource centre. Some people have donated money for us to complete the centre. When it is completed, we would like you to send resource persons, at least once in three months, to train our members in forensic accounting.”
‘‘I want to also express my gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for deeming it fit to appoint you to this esteemed position. I am highly honoured that you could spare some time with us. We congratulate you on your well–deserved appointment. If you did not merit it, you won’t be here. You merited it by your intelligence, your professionalism and your integrity. We are grateful to Mr. President for giving you this opportunity to serve the nation.”
Magu thanked the delegation for their visit and promised to support their course, particularly because of the long-standing relationship between the association and the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML).
‘‘It is because of my basic knowledge in accounting that made me stand out in special fraud investigations.’’
The Secretary to the Commission, Emmanuel Aremo Adegboyega, thanked ANAN for the visit, and urged them to patronise the EFCC Academy for their activities.
According to him, ” We have facilities at the Academy, where your members can come for training.”