The Senate has rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission by President Muhammadu Buhari, citing security report.
The Senate’s spokesperson, Aliyu Abdullahi, revealed this on Thursday afternoon after the Senators had spent over one hour behind closed doors discussing the matter of Magu’s confirmation.
Giving reasons for rejecting Magu, the Senate spokesman said:
“The Senate wish to inform the public that based on available security report, the Senate cannot proceed with confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
“The nomination of Ibrahim Magu is hereby rejected and has been returned to the President for further action,” Mr. Abdullahi said.
There has been insinuations that some powerful forces don’t want him to remain chairman of EFCC.