EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Senate Reject Appointment of Magu As EFCC Chairman

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
Senate on Thursday rejected the request of President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC).
Briefing journalists at the National Assembly after almost 2 hours close door session, Senate spokesman Aliyu Sabi said the upper chamber did not confirm the appointment due to security report.
Also reporting what happen during the executive session, Senate President Bukola Saraki said the Senate decided to turn down Magu’s appointment due to security report. He added that members nominated by the President have been refered to ICPC.
As at the time of sending this report, our correspondent observed that the acting chairman and several of his staff who arround at the National Assembly have returned back to their office
The Senate Deputy Majority Leader Senator Bala Ibn Na’allah last week told journalists at the National Assembly that the confirmation of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financials Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu was deferred to today due to demand from several Senators for them to be present during the confirmation.

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