Magu will remain EFCC chairman as long as Buhari and I are in office – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has said Ibrahim Magu will continue as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as long as he remains Acting President and President Muhammadu Buhari still has his mandate, Vanguard reports.

Osinbajo reportedly said this on Thursday during the commissioning of the Zonal office of the EFCC in Kaduna.


He said those those who think that they were winning in fighting back against the government’s war on corruption, should wake up.

Represented by Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, Osinbajo said Magu would continue to be the EFCC chairman long as Buhari remained Nigeria’ s President.

“Mr Chairman, two weeks ago, I discussed the EFCC and your appointment with President Muhammadu Buhari and he told me he has every confidence in you and every confidence in the commission and the work that you have been doing, and as long as he is president you remain the chairman of the EFCC,’’ he said.

El-Rufa’ i also told the gathering that the Acting president was also solidly behind Magu.

“Last night, I spoke with the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who reconfirmed the position of the President and told me that as long as he remained the Acting President or Vice President, Ibrahim Magu would remain the chairman of the EFCC.

“That is the only message from the President, so those thinking that corruption is winning this war, Magu would remain their nightmare for the next two years or six years as the case may be.’’

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