Senate To Screen Magu For Confirmation On Wednesday

Senate To Screen Magu For Confirmation On Wednesday

Chris Steven, Abuja
After series of politicking and intrigues, the Senate has finally fixed Wednesday, March 15, for the screening of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.
The decision was taken during Tuesday’s Plenary presided over by Senate President Bukola Saraki.
The Upper Chamber had rejected Magu’s initial nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari, citing a report by the Department of State Services, DSS, which purportedly indicted the acting EFCC boss of corruption.
But it has since been proven that the allegations against Magu were incorrect, prompting the President to resend his name to the Senate for confirmation in January this year.
Magu is yet to be confirmed as substantial EFCC chair despite the fact that the Presidency had forwarded his name to the Senate a long time ago.
The screening exercise has now been fixed for Wednesday.