Again, Senate rejects Ibrahim Magu as EFCC chairman
The Nigerian Senate has again rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the substantive Chair of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Magu's nomination and confirmation was rejected by majority of Senators on Wednesday.
Senator Ndume rose up to oppose the rejection of Magu. He agreed that Majority will have its way but minority must have its say.
The Senate rejected the nomination following a letter by the Department of State Security (DSS) which upheld an earlier letter that Magu failed the integrity test and was unfit for the office.Ibrahim Magu's nomination and confirmation as Chairman @officialEFCC has been rejected by majority of Senators. #ConfirmationHearing— Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) March 15, 2017
The DSS letter which was sent to the Senate on Wednesday stressed that Mr Magu would constitute “a liability to the anti-corruption fight of the present administration”.
Although the EFCC boss had answered to the satisfaction of the lawmakers questions about the DSS report, senators challenged his suitability.