Senate set to screen Ibrahim Magu

The Nigeria's Upper Chamber, the Senate will conduct another screening for the Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu tomorrow.

It will be recalled that the Senate had in December previous year rejected Magu's nomination over a security report by the Department of State Services (DSS), accusing him of involvement in corrupt practices and other sundry allegations of inappropriate conduct.

Earlier, Mr. Ibrahim Magu had given a brief introduction about himself before the Senate.

However, the Senate started Wednesday's plenary session about 11 a.m.

"It is a known fact that we must get security report on every nominee of the government".

This is the second time the Senate is rejecting Magu as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency.

Senator Dino Melaye read a fresh report submitted by the DSS only yesterday discrediting the EFCC Chairman.

But on January 24, Buhari re-nominated Magu, but the Senate has been sitting on Magu's nomination since then.

Magu's screening today was expected to put an end to months of high-powered politicking over his confirmation.

On arrival, Magu went straight to the office of the Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang.

  • Zachary Reyes