The Senate on Thursday rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
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The legislators faulted the security report available to them as the rationale behind the rejection of President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination of Mr. Magu as the EFCC Chairman.
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Speaking on the matter to pressmen after a closed-door session today, the spokesperson for the upper legislative chamber, Aliyu Abdullahi, said:
“The Senate wishes to inform the public that based on available security report, the Senate cannot proceed with the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
“The nomination of Ibrahim Magu is hereby rejected and has been returned to the President for further action.”
The Senate had slated today, Thursday, to screen Mr. Magu, who has been the acting EFCC Boss for the past one year.