Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan reveals why Farida Waziri was sacked as EFCC chairman


Waziri in his new book “Farida Waziri: One Step Ahead” said that Jonathan pulled her out because she wanted to probe oil racketeers.

The former EFCC boss also alleged that she refused to help re-elect Jonathan in 2011.

Jonathan, in a statement by his media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, however, insisted that her dismissal was a patriotic act.

“It should be noted that former President Jonathan had no personal problems with Ms. Waziri.

“The former president finally had to let her go in the national interest. His expulsion therefore has a lot to do with reasons related to Nigeria’s interest and world position, which detail Dr. Goodluck Jonathan is required to keep state secret in our common national interest.

“It is very important to note that when it comes to the interest of the nation and the exercise of the functions of a public service, a determined leader cannot prioritize the interest of an individual”, indicates the press release.

Waziri, appointed by the late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua, was removed from office in November 2011.

She served in this capacity for three and a half years.


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