Wednesday , 22 February 2017

Senators Give Conflicting Positions On Magu’s Confirmation

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The Senate has reiterated its decision on the rejection of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission boss, Ibrahim Magu .

Ealier, the Senate had rejected Ibrahim Magu’s nomination as subtantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

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The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, who addressed journalists after a closed-door session on Thursday, had said the rejection was based on “security report.”

He said the rejection would be communicated to President Muhammadu Buhari to take further action.

In a reaction to the report, the Nigerian Senate dismissed the claim that it rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Senate Leader, Ali Ndume on Monday in Abuja, dismissed media reports that the Senate had rejected the nomination of the EFCC boss.

Ndume, who spoke after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, said the confirmation of Magu was only suspended pending clarification from the presidency.

‘’What we said is that the Senate on that Thursday could not go ahead with the confirmation of Mr Ibrahim Magu because we are in possession of a letter from the Department of State Service which requires clarification from Mr President, who is the principal or the head of the government.”

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‘’That was what happened, anyway. Because of this controversy that can come out. I’m one of those that wrote the short press statement which states that the Senate cannot continue with the confirmation,” he said.

But according to the Senate spokesperson, Aliyu Sabi in a tweet, he said the report of the Magu’s rejection as reported by the media will do nothing as the “rejection” remains.

Senator Sabi said “….Senate official position remains he was rejected.”

He said that the report that Magu was not suspended is virtually vain and the position of the Senate stand still on his rejection.

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