EFCC Chair: Lawyer Gives Senate Ultimatum Over Confirmation Of Magu

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A constitutional lawyer, Barr. Wahab Shittu, has called on the Senate, as a matter of urgency’ to confirm the appointment of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, within the next 48 hours.

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It would be recalled that the Presidency has written to the Senate, seeking the screening and confirmation of Magu as chairman of the EFCC.

President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Magu as the acting chairman EFCC after the removal of Ibrahim Lamorde on November 9, 2015.

Speaking, Shittu said it was a shame that someone of the pedigree of Magu who has so far performed credibly and exceptionally well in pushing the frontier of anti-corruption war in the country be made to undergo this frustration.

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Shittu stated that failure to confirm the EFCC helmsman by the Senate simply means that the senators are calling for the wrath of Nigerians because the nation’s anti-corruption fight is not a fight of the executive, legislature or judiciary but a fight to reposition Nigeria amongst comity of nations by Nigerians.

He said, “The Senate has no choice, than to confirm him, because failure to do so simply means that they should be ready for the wrath of Nigerians. Anti corruption fight is not a fight of the executive, legislature or judiciary it is a fight of the Nigerian people so when you do anything to confront the fight then you are indirectly fighting Nigeria and the Nigeria people will fight back to ensure that there interest is not endangered.”

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3 thoughts on “EFCC Chair: Lawyer Gives Senate Ultimatum Over Confirmation Of Magu

  1. I agree with Barr. Shittu, the corruption war Magu is spearheading by virtue of being the head of the anti-corruption agency,EFCC is for the benefit of all Nigerians so the Senate not confirming Mr. Magu's appointment and also not telling Nigerians why they are foot-dragging on his appointment confirmation, they are actually working against the interest of Nigerians and obviously should not expect that we just wait until they carry about their fat and lazy bums before they confirm his appointment!

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  2. Confirm him already! His appointment is more important than even that of the Supreme Court justices because of what his office symbolizes. The civil society organization and citizens that support good governance should pressure Nass to confirm him. If not they would ammend d laws setting up Efcc just like ccb.

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