Presidency insists Magu will continue as EFCC chairman

EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

The Presidency has re-affirmed its decision to keep Ibrahim Magu, as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, who made this known while commissioning a zonal office of the EFCC, in Kaduna, described Magu as a nightmare for corrupt people.

Osinbajo represented by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state, said Magu will remain the EFCC chairman as long as President Muhammadu Buhari remain in office as president.

“Mr. Chairman, two weeks ago, I discussed the EFCC and your appointment with President Muhammadu Buhari and he told me he has every confidence in you and every confidence in the commission and the work that you have been doing, and as long as he is president you remain the chairman of the EFCC,’’ he said.


Acting President asked those thinking that corruption is fighting back, to have a rethink, as Magu will remain in office for the next two years or six years.

“Last night, I spoke with the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who reconfirmed the position of the President and told me that as long as he remained the Acting President or Vice President, Ibrahim Magu would remain the chairman of the EFCC.

“That is the only message from the President, so those thinking that corruption is winning this war, Magu would remain their nightmare for the next two years or six years as the case may be.’’

Buhari had on last December 24 and January 15, presented Magu to the Senate for the job of substantive Chairman.

Senate again on Tuesday resolved to suspend the confirmation of nominees sent by the executive to protest Osinbajo’s support for Magu, having rejected him twice.


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