SENATE TO SCREEN MAGU AS EFCC CHAIRMAN TODAY

The Senate will on Wednesday screen the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu who was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Senators had on December 15, 2016 after a closed-door meeting decided to reject Magu’s nomination after receiving a report by the Department of State Security (DSS), which indicted the acting EFCC chairman.

But on January 24, Buhari re-nominated Magu for chairman of the commission. But the Senate has been sitting on Buhari’s nomination since then.

However, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, announced at Tuesday’s plenary that they would be screening Magu on Wednesday.

“…we have the acting chairman of EFCC who will also be appearing before us for screening tomorrow and it will follow at 11:30am,” Saraki said, while ruling on the mandatory appearance of the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali.

Magu’s screening today will put an end to months of high-powered politicking that has been going on.

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