Former President Goodluck Jonathan has defended his removal of a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mrs. Farida Waziri, dubbing his decision a “patriotic act”.
Waziri, in her new book: ‘One Step Ahead Life, A Spy, A Detective And Anti-Graft Czar’, claimed that she was removed because she was proving some oil racketeers.
Jonathan defended her sacking in a statement by his Media Adviser, Ikechukwu Eze.
He said her removal was in the interest of the nation.
Jonathan said he had no personal issues with Waziri, and his decision to sack her was for reasons relating to Nigeria’s interest as he could not divulge in the interest of the nation.
Ibe said, “It must be pointed out that former President Jonathan had no personal issues with Mrs Waziri. The former President had to eventually let her go in the national interest. Her removal, therefore, has a lot to do with reasons relating to Nigeria’s interest and global standing which details Dr Goodluck Jonathan is obliged to keep as state secret in our common national interest. It is very important to note that when dealing with the interest of the nation and the performance of the functions of a public office, a determined leader cannot prioritise the interest of an individual.”