Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa has said he would gladly resign if anybody asked him to go against the rule of law or his conscience.
He said the rule of law and fear of God shall be his guiding principles.
Bawa was speaking on Friday, March 26 while featuring on a Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, special interview programme, “One-on-One”
“The Commission under my watch will continue to abide by the rule of law,” the 40-year-old told the anchor, ace broadcaster, Cyril Stober.
“If anybody asks me to do anything contrary to my conscience or against the rule of law, I will resign my appointment.”
He emphasised that “we need to change our attitudes in Nigeria”.
The EFCC boss identified corruption as a barrier to sustainable growth in the country, stressing the need for all hands to be on deck to deal with the menace.
“We are in the habit of worshipping people that have money in society, but never bother to ask questions about their source of income,” Bawa said. “In winning the fight against corruption, we are engaging all stakeholders including religious leaders, community leaders and others.
He said the EFCC was going to embark on massive public enlightenment to sensitise people on the need to shun corruption in all its forms.