BEVERLY HILLS, March 15, (THEWILL) – A former minister of Education and social activist, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, says the controversy surrounding the non-confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is a national disgrace.
In a series of tweets posted few hours after the Senate rejected the nomination of Magu, the co-convener of the BringBackOurGirls, BBOG group said the Federal Government was making a mockery of the anti-corruption war, which was the foundation of its campaign.
The Senate on Wednesday explained that its rejection of Magu for the second time was based on the damning report by the Department of State Services, DSS.
The upper legislative chamber had rejected Magu in December after the DSS declared him unfit for the role.
Upon his re-nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari, the DSS insisted on its report, notifying the Senate in a fresh letter that it had made its position on Magu’s screening known in its first report.
This led Ezekwesili to wonder why the President re-nominated Magu despite being privy to the report of the DSS. She requested the Presidency to provide an explanation for the action to Nigerians.
The activist also accused the Buhari administration of putting the credibility of the anti-corruption war in doubt.
She charged citizens to demand an effective anti-corruption war, warning that ignoring the need of such a war against anti-corruption would be to the detriment of the country.
The posts on @obyezeks reads, “Presidency should explain to Citizens why Prez @MBuhari who is privy to DSS report on Magu of @officialEFCC renominated him to@NGRSenate.
“I don’t know what % of Citizens still have any expectation of Good from @NGRSenate of@
“For Presidency of @MBuhari you have dug the anti-corruption war into a Credibility Deficit HOLE. Will you DIG OUT?@NGRSenate@bukolasaraki