Ibrahim Magu has been rejected as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission by the Nigerian senate.
Speaking with journalists on Thursday, Abdullahi Sabi, spokesman of the senate, said the senate has rejected the nomination based on security reasons
“The senate of the federal republic of Nigeria wishes to inform the general public that based on the security report available to the senate, the senate cannot proceed and confirm the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the executive chairman of the EFCC,” he said
“Accordingly, the senate hereby rejects the said nomination and has returned it to Mr President for further action.”
Furthermore, when the upper legislative chamber emerged from a closed-door session, Bukola Saraki, senate president, said the other nominated members should face the anti-corruption committee for screening.