BREAKING: Magu is no longer EFCC Acting Chair – Senate

Ibrahim Magu

The Senate on Wednesday declared that by its rejection of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, he has lost his capacity to remain in office.

The Senate spokesman, Abdulahi Sabi, made the clarification after plenary on Wednesday afternoon.

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, had earlier asked the Presidency to submit the name of a fresh nominee for the position.

He had argued that the senate was democratic about the screening process which found Magu unfit to lead the anti-graft agency.

Sabi, in justifying the position of the senate that the tenure of Magu as acting chairman of EFCC had come to an end said that the report of the Department of State Services, DSS, was adopted by the Senate.

Sabi said no one who failed such integrity test would be confirmed by the Senate.

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“The rejection of Magu by the Senate signifies that he cannot continue in acting capacity.‎

“We did not confirm him. He failed the integrity test”, he said.

Sabi said some senators who were backing Magu’s confirmation backed out because of his poor performance during plenary.