Rejection of Magu Stands, Senate Tells Osinbajo

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Sabi Abdullahi, yesterday declared that the rejection of the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) still stands and would not be reviewed.

On the same day, and apparently responding to the backing he got from Acting President Yemi Osinbajo earlier in the week, the acting chairman of the EFCC restated his determination to strengthen the fight against corruption in the country, while speaking at a function in Kano State.


The Senate spokesman, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), was clearly reacting to the statement credited to Osinbajo that Magu would remain as EFCC chairman under the Buhari administration.

He said: “The 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.

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