I’m not aware of Magu’s re-nomination – Buhari’s aide, Ita Enang

Presidential aide on National Assembly matters, Senate, Ita Enang, has said he is not aware of a fresh letter from his principal asking the Senate to reconsider and confirm Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Mr. Enang made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday, reacting to reports President Muhammadu Buhari had re-nominated Mr. Magu after he was rejected in December last year.

“You are about the third person calling me on this matter.

“I am not aware of that discussion and I don’t want to speak on the matter because I don’t have details,’’ said Mr. Enang,  quoted by NAN.

PREMIUM TIMES reported, earlier on Monday, Mr. Magu’s  re-nomination, following advice the President received from the Vice-president and the Itse Sagay-led presidential advisory council on anti-corruption campaign.

Presidency sources spoke with PREMIUM TIMES on the re-nomination.

Our sources said the letter for the re-nomination was signed off by Mr. Buhari before travelling to the United Kingdom last week for transfer to the Senate through the Office of the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.

We however could not confirm if the letter had been delivered to the Senate.

The responsibility of delivering the presidency’s letter to the Senate, after leaving Mr. Kyari’s office,  lies with Mr. Enang who now told NAN he was not aware of the letter.

The spokesperson for the acting President, Mr. Osinbajo, did not comment on the development. He said his principal just assumed responsibility last Friday whereas reports, quoting presidency sources, said the re-nomination had been perfected before the president left the country on Thursday.


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  • stanejike

    Everything with this government starts with denials and counter claims……

    • Otile

      Tactics comrade, they do it to sensitize the public before their denials become reality. Liars and government propagandists know how to manipulate and deceive gullible people.

    • paul irumundomon

      AND LIES

      • okenwa

        Upon lies.

    • Osakue

      It is like asking a servant if he is aware of his masters plays for the day.

  • thusspokez

    I am not aware of that discussion and I don’t want to speak on the matter because I don’t have details,’’ said Mr. Enang, quoted by NAN.

    What makes Ita Enang — a mere aide — think that he should be informed of every decision made by his boss? A more astute aide would have just said “I don’t have the details”, instead of the “I am not aware of that discussion..” self aggrandisement.

    • Höly Wähala

      What you don’t know is that he is the go-between the Senate and the Presidency, if such a letter were to be delivered to the Senate it would certainly be Ita Enang who would submit it… the propaganda news was actually planted by Mr. Ibrahim Magu himself at SaharaReporters who first reported this fake news 2days ago, well before mainstream news outfits keyed-in and started making the same noises. You are too shallow or sentimental on this… gulp odeku!

      • thusspokez

        What you don’t know is that he is the go-between the Senate and the Presidency

        So what? In that role, he is a messenger. Where does it say that his boss can’t use a different messenger or deliver the message himself?

        • Höly Wähala

          You are asking a silly question and being rather crude about not knowing how government works… it is called Due Process or procedure pfool, the problem with you Nigerians is you do not accept corrections even when it is obvious you still want proof… it is written in the Constitution, oya! Ask me which chapter and page, olodo. You are not alone, all the newspapers who swallowed this Magu’s propaganda bait including this newspaper are like you, did you read any apologies from Premium Times for doing a shoddy job in the first place? If they had common sense Sen. Enang would’ve been their first phone call to place in trying to confirm the fake news… Zombies!

          • thusspokez

            Ita Enang’s role is of not importance; it can be dispensed with and it wouldn’t have any side effect on liaison between the executive and the legislative arms of government.

            If it were important, the constitution would have created a department for it as with the NSA and AG roles.

            Indeed, IIta Enang’s role is redundant and a waste of public money.
            The President’s chief of staff should be able to play that role without additional cost to tax payers.

          • duwdu

            Well said.

            In any case, given the ways Senator Enang messed up his supposed duties thus far — including his half-assed self proclaimed attempt at serving his claimed “two masters,” meaning, the President on the one hand, and the leadership of the Senate on the other, at the same time, while forgetting the reality that the President gave him a job — I’m not the least surprised that he’s now being sidelined, as shown by the fact that Magu’s re-nomination by the President has now been confirmed officially.

            As for those always wailing about Sahara Reporters, let them keep facing their agonies that the publication has been right on the button in her investigative reporting most of the time.

            In other words, let anyone ignore reports by SR at their own peril.

            P34c3
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      • Osakue

        You mean errant boy? Them sabi do the work well well

      • Bigtin

        Hahahaaaaa …..always sending Magu’s name whenever he’s about checking out, oya errand boy V.P Osibajo go submit the name as usual.

      • duwdu

        So, what do you say now the Magu’s re-nomination has been officially confirmed?

        Like I often tell people such as Holy Wahala who throw uninformed jabs at Sahara Reporters, “Ignore Sahara Reporters at your own peril.”

        P34c3
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        …..

  • paul irumundomon

    Be careful, they might think you have a big mouth. A police officer in Nigeria, who can afford first class, is buhari choice to head efcc. He should tell nigerians, what salary he is on. I know many good police officers, who can’t even afford to buy a car, or fly within nigeria, but magu travel to Saudi in first class, he is already curropt before confirmation.

  • Mickey

    Hahahahaha……..This government will end up as the joke of the century

    • Osakue

      This Enang guy is just a messenger errant boy he is not suppose to be where until it is time for him to deliver the official written document on this matter.
      All this press report is “I want to be” iservice

  • Iskacountryman

    the yariba vp is trying to usurp powers…

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