Abdulrasheed Bawa, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has threatened to resign if he is asked to compromise.
Bawa reported this on Friday during an appearance on NTA’s One-on-One interview program.
His words were posted on the EFCC’s official Twitter account in a tweet.
“We need to change our attitudes in Nigeria,” Bawa was quoted to have said.
“We are in the habit of worshipping people that have money in the society, but never bother to ask questions about their source of income. In winning the fight against corruption, we are engaging all stakeholders including religious leaders, community leaders and others.
“We are going to embark on massive public enlightenment to sensitise people on the need to shun corruption in all its forms.”
The EFCC boss continued, “I will continue to do what is right.
“The Commission under my watch will continue to abide by the rule of law. If anybody asks me to do anything contrary to my conscience or against the rule of law, I will resign my appointment.
Bawa took over as the head of the anti-corruption agency earlier this month.
He takes the place of Ibrahim Magu, who was confirmed by the Senate after President Muhammadu Buhari nominated him.