Senate fixes date for Magu’s confirmation hearing

EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, is to appear before the Senate on Wednesday for his confirmation hearing, the Senate announced Tuesday.

This was made known in a tweet by the upper chamber.

The notification came weeks after Mr. Magu’s name was resubmitted to senators for consideration after they rejected him at the first confirmation process late 2016.

At the time, the senators declared Mr. Magu unfit for office based on a security report authored by the State Security Service.

The report said Mr. Magu had corruptly enriched himself, and was living far above his legitimate income.

Mr. Buhari urged the lawmakers to confirm the anti-graft chief in another nomination request in January.


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  • Frank Bassey

    Prof. Itse Sagay had said that Magu MUST be EFCC chairman, whether the Senate (that represents over 170 million Nigerians) likes it or not. Magu is not the only Police officer qualified and fit for the job. The Senate would be stooping to eat its own vomit by re-entertaining Magu’s case, let alone confirming him.

    • Good governance

      yes they have to eat their vomit as you rightly observed. he (Magu) must be confirmed as well, make no mistake about it. Pot calling kettle black, its a pity in this country.

      • Frank Bassey

        It’s not about individuals; it’s about institutions. EFCC does not belong to anybody. Nigeria is neither pot nor kettle. Let’s detach petty-meddling of some individuals/groups from the progress wheel of policy making.

        • Emona

          I think you guys are yet to notice the new trend in this country under the APC leadership,the trend is that; “you either join willingly or you are intimidated and forced to join, the bottom line is, you must join whether you like it or not.

        • Tunji Olarewaju

          Yes, it’s about individuals and institutions, individuals run institutions. No matter how well-intentioned an institution is ,it needs individuals to run it. The fish starts rottenen from the head.

          • Frank Bassey

            Then, let’s attack the identified rotten head. When we cover it up, it becomes slowly cancerous.

          • Tunji Olarewaju

            But only when the head needs been attacked, not, definitely not, when the head is good and it’s been attacked by those willing to corrupt it

          • Frank Bassey

            The DSS that declared some Judges unfit to continue in office, is the same DSS that declared Magu unfit for the office. So, where is the rotten head located?

      • Frank Bassey

        Yeah! “Magu must be confirmed …” How market?

    • share Idea

      My Gee, I don’t like the way current EFCC works, however, I will urge that Senate approve his appointment so that this government will stop disturbing our airwaves with Magu confirmation.

      EFCC have not done anything new in terms of institutional reforms rather they have increased their dramatic media propaganda that will not withstand strong scrutiny under democracy. As we approach election period, more absurd things will be done by this EFCC to please APC but then, both the gullible and APC will understand that there is a limit to which government in power can manipulate state institution. Nigeria we hail thee

    • kinsly

      Let them confirm him. Magu must be EFCC Chairman. Hoha!

      • Frank Bassey

        “Magu must be EFCC Chairman. Hoha!” How market, Kinsly?