Magu may still be considered as EFCC chairman if… – Senate

The Senate has said it may reconsider the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The upper chamber said it may change its decision on the confirmation of Magu as EFCC chairman if President Muhammadu Buhari presents an explanation for it to do so.

The Senate had rejected Magu’s nomination on Thursday citing a security report by the Department of State Services, in which he was accused of various corruption-related offences as the reason.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Sabi Abdullahi said it was left for the President to take the next action.

He said, “This is not an issue that is ambiguous and I will not take issue with anybody. What we have said is very straightforward and unambiguous. It is not our responsibility or in our power to tell Mr. President what to do.

“It is his prerogative and for every action taken, there must be a basis. Let him take any action but, of course, he will base his action on explanations. If that happens, we will take his explanations based on their face value and see. Until then, our decision is very simple. It is unambiguous; that is what we said from the beginning and that is what we stand by.”


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