Senate refuses to confirm Magu as EFCC chair

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The Senate on Thursday rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, stating that the rejection would be communicated to President Muhammadu Buhari to take further action.

Speaking with journalists, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Abdullahi Sabi stated that the nomination of Magu was rejected based on “security report” available to the Upper Legislative Chamber.

“The Senate wishes to inform the public that based on available security report, the Senate cannot proceed with the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

“The nomination of Ibrahim Magu is hereby rejected and has been returned to the President for further action,” the Senate spokesman said.

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