Senate withholds confirmation of Magu as EFCC chairman

The Senate on Thursday failed to hold the confirmation hearing, earlier scheduled to consider the confirmation Mr  Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC as requested by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC)

Mr Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC)

 

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, had announced at plenary on Wednesday that the confirmation hearing would hold Thursday, after five months of delay.

However, the Senate did not list the confirmation in the Order Paper for Thursday eventually.

Officials of the EFCC led by the acting Chairman, Magu, were at the Senate in the morning, awaiting to be called for the hearing.

The Presidency had sought the Senate’s request since July through a letter signed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

Osinbajo had sent the letter, in his capacity as the acting president, when Buhari travelled outside the country.

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