Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as a “toothless bulldog”. Obasanjo, who established the anti-graft agency in 2003, said the commission recorded tremendous achievements under Nuhu Ribadu, its pioneer chairman.
He was speaking in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, on Saturday during an occasion to commemorate his 79th birthday. “When Nuhu Ribadu was handling the EFCC, he handled it in such a way that people coined the saying that the beginning of wisdom is the fear of Ribadu,” he said. “And the thing you will ask is how did we go down, how did we lose that, how? Nuhu Ribadu is still here, he is still alive, the institution that we started together is still there, what made the institution to become a toothless bull dog?”
When contacted, Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the commission, said he had nothing to say about the former president’s comment. “I have nothing to say about that,” he told TheCable.