Buhari awaiting Senate’s communication on Magu – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

The Presidency says it is yet to receive the National Assembly’s final decision on the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Femi Adesina, the special adviser on media and publicity to the president, stated this on his Twitter handle on Thursday.

According to the presidential aide, the presidency will respond to the disqualification of Mr. Magu if it receives official communication in writing from the Senate.

“The Presidency will respond to the non-clearance of Magu as EFCC boss, after it receives official communication in writing from the senate,’’ he tweeted.

The Senate rejected Mr. Magu’s re-nomination as substantive chairman of the EFCC via a voice vote at plenary session on Wednesday, after a letter from the State Security Services (SSS), said he failed integrity test.

However, Mr. Magu said the accusations against him were unfounded, stressing that the SSS did not give him fair hearing before writing to the Senate.

He said the credibility of the SSS was at stake in view of the fact that besides not giving him fair hearing, two varying letters were sent to Senate on the same day.

The president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, said the Senate had played its constitutional role as an arm of government.

He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to send the name of another nominee to fill any vacuum that might be created in the commission. (NAN)


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  • Myson

    President Buhari as a matter of urgency should hand over most of day to day running of government to his vice President Osibanjo. President Buhari that returned from London to Nigeria is not physically, mentally and psychologically fit to run the country at this time. He should have Osibanjo run the government until he is fit to do so and take care of his health first. Life is everything.
    If not, Nigerians will have people like Maman Musa Daura, who believes in spiritual attack and some people in presidency running the country of which voters did not cast their vote for Daura and co. The manifestation of President Buhari not in control showed up when Daura have to send report again to senate to deny Magu EFCC chairman confirmation after investigation set up by Buhari cleared Magu. Maman Daura seems more interested in personal fight instead of serving the people. The same thing is happening with Hamid Ali. Hamid Ali was appointed by Buhari and serve at pleasure of president Buhari. Senate requirements for him to wear Custom uniform before he will appear to them are just a trap to ridicule the him.

  • Frank Bassey

    PMB may still go ahead and re-present Magu to please people like Itse Sagay. A collection of shameless characters!

    • dpfrank

      You are shameless

    • Olatubosun

      You are senseless

      • Frank Bassey

        Cattle heads!

  • Tommy Soto

    Voice vote? The National Assembly has to man up! None of this lily livered undocumented voice things.
    The wise man said, ‘put it in writing’.

  • Olatubosun

    Senates have nothing to do than to approve magu as the efcc chairman