The Presidency has denied reports that the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has been sacked.
The Guardian had earlier on Saturday reported Mr. Magu’s removal, citing “reliable sources” in the office of Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.
But in a series of tweets, a presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the report was merely “speculative and preemptive”.
“We are reading reports that the @officialEFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu has been sacked.
“No report has been made available to the Presidency by the Attorney General of the federation over the matter.
“The report of his sack is therefore speculative and preemptive,” Mr. Shehu added.