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EFCC Acting Chairman, Magu Knows Fate Thursday As Senate Set For His Screening

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr. Ibrahim Magu will know his fate Thursday as the Senate is set to screen and confirm him as the substantive head of the agency.

The upper legislative Chamber during his plenary Wednesday, which was presided over by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu indicated its readiness to meet with Magu.

While making the announcement, Ekweremadu urged all Senators to be present so as to participate fully in the exercise.

The letter for Magu’s confirmation has since been sent to the Senate in June 2016 by the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo. The VP sent the letter while still acting as the President, when President Muhammadu Buhari traveled to UK to meet with the ENT specialists for a check up.

If confirmed, Mr. Magu will become the fourth EFCC boss, having succeeded the pioneer Chairman, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu; his successor, Mrs. Farida Waziri and the immediate past head, Mr. Ibrahim Lamode.
Magu’s screening promises to be interesting and intriguing as the EFCC under his watch is being accused, especially by the opposition of waging a lopsided anti-corruption crusade.

The opposition (PDP) Senators might want to use the screening as a fighting tool – to frustrate Magu’s confirmation.

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