President Buhari Resubmits Ibrahim Magu’s Name as EFCC Chairman
President Muhammadu Buhari has once again submitted the name of Ibrahim Magu, the current acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), as his candidate for the substantive chairmanship of the anti-corruption agency.
A highly placed source at the Presidency told Saharareporters today that Mr. Magu’s name had been forwarded to the office of the Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki. “I can confirm that President Buhari submitted Ibrahim Magu’s name just before he began a 10-day vacation in Britain on Thursday,” the presidential source revealed.
In a controversial move, the Senate had two months ago rejected Mr. Magu as the substantive leader of the EFCC. In refusing to confirm Mr. Magu, some senators claimed that they were relying on a security report prepared by the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, which accused Magu of acting in a high-handed manner as well as being entangled in a conflict of interest with an allegedly corrupt Nigerian businessman.
Sources: Sahara Reporters