Nigerian Senate Moves EFCC Boss, Magu’s Confirmation Till Dec 15
The senate will hold a confirmation hearing for Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday.
Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, who presided over a session of the upper legislative chamber, disclosed this on Wednesday.
According to him, the board members of the anti-graft agency would also be screened. They are Nasule Moses, Lawan Maman, Garandaji Imam Naji and Adeleke Adebayo Rafiu.
In July, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo had forwarded Magu’s name to the senate for confirmation.
At the time, President Muhammadu Buhari was on a 10-day vacation in London.
But the senate did not consider or confirm the appointment of the EFCC boss for months, fuelling speculations between him and some key figures in Buhari’s government, who want him out of the way.