Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mrs. Farida Waziri, yesterday stated in strong terms that she did not have any regrets over her removal, even as she said there was nothing she could lose in being relieved of her job.
Waziri, who stated this while speaking at her conferment of an honorary doctorate degree of law by the Benue State University, Makurdi, however, said that she was only thankful of the rare opportunity she had in creditably serving the country. She noted that she was not bothered but had taken her sack in good faith.
“As the chairman of EFCC, I do not have any regret whatsoever for serving my fatherland because I am leaving with all sense of humility. I have said it before now that fighting corruption in our country is like holding the tiger by the tail and if care is not taken, the tiger will devour you. This is why I am grateful to God and all Nigerians who supported us and showed understanding on the difficult terrain we have had to confront the dangerous menace of economic planning in the country.’’
She stated further that while piloting the affairs of the commission, ‘My colleagues and I worked tirelessly over the last few years to ensure stability in governance and polity of the country’. Our attempts to sensitise the polity by fighting corruption were aimed at providing our country a corruption-free society that will engender foreign direct investments which will in turn provide wider job opportunities for our teeming graduates. The rest is now history. I have done my best”, she said.