The narrative is that they were at a meeting with the EFCC Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 in Abuja to reflect on how to deepen the fight against corruption in Nigeria. The anti-corruption war the Buhari Presidency privileged since 2015 has remained a contested terrain ever. The regime says it is cleaning Nigeria up of such malfeasance, recovering billions from graft barons under the Goodluck regime. Its critics say it is a selective, military style ‘hot pursuit’ dressed up as anti-corruption war. Perhaps, the ‘truth’ lies somewhere in between the two to the extent that no such campaign in a social formation such as Nigeria can be without its own contradictions and no side is, therefore, out rightly lying or telling the truth in its claims. Might this picture then represent the rise of ‘wideners’ and ‘deepeners’ of the war in Nigeria?
(L-R) in the above picture are Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congres, (NLC); Mr Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissiom, (EFCC); Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister for Education and now, a Co-Convener of the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ campaign and Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, the Executive Director of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, (CISLAC) as well as Head of Transparency International, Nigeria.