Again, Senate refuses to screen Magu for EFCC chairmanship

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Ibrahim Magu continues to act EFCC chairman
Ibrahim Magu continues to act EFCC chairman

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday failed to screen the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, Punch reports.

The Presidency had six months ago forwarded a letter to the National Assembly nominating Magu as the substantive Chairman of the anti-graft agency.

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

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

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Premium Times report that officials of the EFCC led by the acting Chairman, Mr. Wagu, were at the Senate this 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 in his capacity as the acting president when Mr. Buhari was away on a medical trip.

However, since the letter was read by the Senate Presiden, Bukola Saraki, on July 14, the Senate had not shown readiness to treat the request, fueling allegations that some Senators were trying to block Mr. Magu’s confirmation.