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Senate Insists On Magu’s Rejection


The Senate has reiterated that its rejection of Ibrahim Magu as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, still stands.

Senate spokesman, Aliyu Sabi, made this known at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday.

He explained that the clarification became necessary following statements credited to the Senate majority leader, Ali Ndume, on Monday, to the effect that the Senate did not reject Magu’s nomination.

Sabi maintained that the red legislative chamber did not only reject Magu’s nomination but has since communicated same to President Muhammadu Buhari for further action.

Abdullahi reiterated that the decision of the Senate to reject the nomination was informed by unfavourable security report by the Department of State Service (DSS)

On the media reports that the DSS had forwarded two reports to the Senate about Magu, the senate spokesman said he was not aware of such.

He said that letters meant for the Senate were usually addressed to the office of the Senate President through the clerk of the senate.

Sabi also clarified that the indictment of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, by the Senate in plenary followed a consideration of the report of its ad-hoc committee on humanitarian crisis in the North East.

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