BEVERLY HILLS, December 20, (THEWILL) – The Senate has declared that its rejection of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was sacrosanct.
Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, who spoke at a media briefing in Abuja, made the clarification following a statement by Senate Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume, that the Senate did not reject the nomination of Magu as EFCC boss.
Abdullahi revealed that the Senate did not only reject Magu’s nomination but has since returned same to President Muhammadu Buhari for further action.
He added that the decision of the Senate to reject the nomination was informed by unfavourable security report by the Department of State Service (DSS)
He declared that the Senate was not aware of two security reports on Magu, stating that all letters meant for Senate consideration are normally addressed to the Senate President through the Clerk to the Senate who will pass such over to the Senate President for necessary action.
Abdullahi also said the indictment of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), David Babachir Lawal, by the Senate in plenary followed consideration of the report of its ad-hoc committee on humanitarian crisis in the North East.
Story by Oputah David