Senate Demands Buhari To Sack EFCC Boss, Magu

The Nigerian Senate has yesterday demanded from the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, a sack letter addressed to the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.

The demand comes following the court ruling which re-affirms the Senate’s power to reject Ibrahim Magu’s nomination for the EFCC’s top position.

The Senate in its demand stated that Magu’s sack will bring to an end the lingering confirmation impasse.

Recall that the Abuja Federal High Court, presided by Justice John R. Tsoho, had declared that the Senate is in its right to reject Magu’s appointment as the head of the EFCC chairman.

Speaking following the verdict, the Senate spokesperson, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi representing APC, Niger State, told newsmen that the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has been offered an opportunity to end the non confirmation of his nominees which comes to about 40 in number.

He added: “It is our hope and prayer that our amiable President will definitely submit another nominee to carry on with the work.

“By this judgement we hope the Executive would be guided and do the needful so that we can move forward. For those who have been worried that Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has not met, this is a window to make them meet.”