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Confirmation of EFCC chair, Magu, suffers setback as Senate defers screening ‘indefinitely’


tiamin rice

The screening of acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, as substantive chairman of the commission suffered setback as he was not listed on the Senate Order Paper, which itemises matters to be deliberated at the day’s session.

On July 14, the Presidency wrote the Senate through a letter signed by Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo in his capacity as the acting President when Mr. Buhari was away on a medical trip, seeking confirmation of Mr. Magu.

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Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu had at Wednesday’s plenary announced that the Senate would begin the confirmation hearing of the acting EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu, and board members of the commission on Thursday.

But when the matter did not reflect in the order paper, the Senate neither offered reason for the indefinite postponement nor referred the matter to the Senate Committee on Anti-corruption led by Senator Chukwuka Utazi.

Officials of the agency who accompanied the EFCC chairman departed the National Assembly after endless wait.

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