Buhari writes Senate, wants Magu as EFCC chairman

Ibrahim Magu

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate, asking the lawmakers to confirm the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

Buhari’s letter was in response to the communication from the Senate on the rejection of Magu as EFCC chairman based on damning security report by the Department of State Services on the nominee.

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According to The Nation it was learnt that the Presidency may raise a lobbying team to prevail on the Senate to allow Magu’s nomination sail through.

A letter has been sent to Senate President Bukola Saraki,  A source, who pleaded not to be named, said:

“A letter has been sent to the Senate by the President to renominate Magu. As a matter of fact, the President based his decision on the fact that there was no evidence linking the acting chairman of EFCC to any act of corruption or infractions.
“The President is convinced that Magu has tried his best to fight corruption in a selfless manner and without fear or favour.
“All intra-cabinet challenges which led to the initial security report on Magu were addressed by the President before he left for London.”

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