Magu Must Go: Corrupt Nigerian Senate Rejects Acting EFCC Chairman

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July 7, 2017 – Magu Must Go: Corrupt Nigerian Senate Rejects Acting EFCC Chairman

The Senate today insisted that it would not go back on the decision to reject Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The Chairman of Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Aliyu Sabi Abdullah, declared that rejection of Magu by the upper legislative chamber “still stands.”

The Senate spokesperson was reacting to Thursday declaration by the Presidency that Magu will remain the EFCC boss irrespective of Senate’s demand for his sack.

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, who made the declaration, said “Magu would remain EFCC chairman as long as he is the acting President and as long as Muhammadu Buhari remains President.”

He spoke through Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, at the inauguration of the EFCC zonal office in Kaduna.

Osinbajo said President Buhari resolved to work with Magu to prosecute his administration’s anti-graft war.

Abdullah, in his Friday’s reaction, said, “Senate has already made its resolution, and our resolutions are official statements. And most times, based on how we communicate. We don’t go to press immediately because somebody has made a statement. We usually discuss issues. You know before we made that resolution the issue was debated. It is not because the executive has said something, we will react to it. We discuss issues first.

“He was brought to us for confirmation, and on the basis of damning reports from the DSS, we rejected him twice. It is left for Nigerians to see and we have done our part.”

“We are expressing the opinion of the Senate, its stand and its position. We have given it a resolution. For now that is what subsists, and until we get a response, otherwise officially, we are not changing our words.”

6 thoughts on “Magu Must Go: Corrupt Nigerian Senate Rejects Acting EFCC Chairman

  1. They are the same group of people who killed Tunde Idiagbo, now they are after Buhari’s life…doing all they can for Nigeria to remain in chaos.

    • Mon, you are now getting the message. The problem of this Country is not about Buhari as you have perceived. The lawmakers are the ones that deliberately hindering the progress of this great nation just to satisfy their unknown agenda. They all aware Magu will be more tougher on them and they don’t like that.

      Nigeria leaderships thrive well where there is indiscipline. Right now they should be debating on how to move this Country forward and support VP Oshibajo not deliberating on Magu’s issue all year round. These clueless people still want to get paid for running their mouth and doing nothing. The issue is they want EFCC chairman who can protect their interest and shield them from prosecution because of their evil intention.

  2. Keep your resolution to yourselves. You are representing Nigerians not your families. Have you consulted with your constituencies and they tell you to remove Magu? The Senate should remember its law or resolution is Nigerian and for Nigeria, it must not toy with our democracy.

  3. Definitely, if we look at it very well the Executive part of the government is not our problem in this country, “it is the judiciary- the third arms of the government. That is where the problem of this country lies. 80% of them ar corrupt senators. How I wish the senate house ar under the control of the executive body…..
    God- my Lord, pls le’me be one of those who will survive in the crisis facing this nation. Amin. Amen Asentedumare,

  4. The rules of appointment I thought was that it is he who hires that can fire where it is not an appointment with backing of a statute? So why should the appointment of this man who is working hard be so opposed by the power house?perhaps the Senate should explain to the populace how Oga Magu has offended in the course of his duties otherwise it will be viewed as a witch-hunting venture.

  5. I suggest death sentence by hanging to all corrupt bastards somebody like Saraki should have been killed long time ago he is a major problem to the country

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