by Dolapo Adelana
The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to allow the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, to continue in his position indefinitely, The Punch reports.
Magu was rejected by the Senate on Wednesday for the second time based on a security report from the Department of State Service (DSS) questioning his integrity.
It was gathered that the committee had resolved to communicate its resolution to the President in writing.
The Chairman of the Committee, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), said the decision was unanimous and that members were of the opinion that removing Magu would negatively affect the war against corruption.
He said, “I had a telephone conference with all members of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption and we unanimously agreed that Magu is the best candidate in this country for that position and that he should continue acting indefinitely until he is confirmed and there should be no change whatsoever; otherwise, there will be a major setback in the fight against corruption.
“We observed that those who do not want him are those who are opposed to the fight against corruption. So, we are 100 per cent behind him.”