The Nigerian Senate has again rejected Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The Department of States Services, DSS, in a letter to the Senate said, “Magu has failed the integrity test.” Concerning allegations about the house he bought without due procedure, Mr. Magu said he only stayed there because of its close proximity to work and to avoid late night movement.
Magu was rejected by a majority of the Senate membership after over an hour of gruelling screening at the National Assembly in Abuja.
At the Senate’s plenary today, majority of the Senators rejected the confirmation of Magu as the EFCC boss through popular vote.
However, Senator Ali Ndume in a pont of Order protested the non-confirmation of Ibrahim Magu and states that Senate received two letters.
He agreed that Majority will have its way but minority must have its say. To this, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki said “We should not rubbish the entire institution because of an individual.”
Earlier, Mr. Ibrahim Magu had given a brief introduction about himself before the Senate.
Magu had told the Senate that, “I look forward to bringing new strategies for fighting corruption.”
He said, “We look forward to restructuring the Commision, expanding operations in Ibadan and Maiduguri, improve Man power capacity.