President Buhari insists on Magu as EFCC chair

Ebun Francis

President Muhammadu Buhari has renominated Mr Ibrahum Magu as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. He has therefore, once again written to the Senate of the federal Republic to confirm him as such.

Mr Magu’s nomination was rejected late last year by the the upper house  based on the supposedly damning security report by the Department of State Services, a development that did not go down well with some senators and members of the public. The fallout of that rejection eventually lead to the removal of Senator Ali Ndume as the Majority leader in the senate.

President Mohammadu Buhari later asked the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami to investigate the circumstances sorrounding Magu’s rejection by the senate. The Minister submitted his findings to the Presidency two weeks ago. The President is believed to have resubmitted Magu’s name to the senate just before he left for the United Kingdom on a short holiday after consulting with the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo who is a lawyer.

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