Senate Suspends Magu’s Confirmation as EFCC Boss

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THE Senate, Thursday, failed to confirm Ibrahim Magu acting chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as the commission’s chairman. This is sequel to the failure of the Senate to hold the confirmation hearing scheduled for Thursday to consider the request by President Muhammadu Buhari who had sought the confirmation of Magu, from the Senate, as the commission’s boss.

Recall that the Letter from the President requesting Magu’s confirmation was read by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on July 14 but the Senate did not commence hearing of the request. Also, 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 hearing, hence, placing Magu’s confirmation pending. Moreover, officials of the EFCC led by the acting Chairman, Magu, were at the Senate this morning, waiting to be called for the hearing which never came.

—  Dec 8, 2016 @ 11:00 GMT

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