The Senate has rejected the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The Senate cited security report as the reason why his confirmation didn’t go through.
Speaking to journalists the Senate’s spokesperson, Aliyu Abdullahi, stated this afternoon that; “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.
Abdullahi said; “The nomination of Ibrahim Magu is hereby rejected and has been returned to the President for further action.”
Earlier, the confirmation of Magu had denegerated into a war of word between the Leader of the Senate, Ali Ndume, and Senator Dino Melaye.
This followed an argument between Ndume and Melaye over the confirmation of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.
The senators had their altercation in the office of the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, but it spilled over to the entrance of the Senate chamber.
While Ndume is in support of the confirmation of Magu, Melaye is vehemently opposing it.
Ndume and Magu are both from Borno State.
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