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Presidency finally react to quest to replace Magu as EFCC chairman

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The Nigerian presidency says its willing and open to a dialouge with the Nigerian Senate’s on call for the removal of  Ibrahim Magu as chairman as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The Senate had rejected Magu as chairman of the anti-graft agency by  on the basis of an indictment by the Department of State Services (DSS) although he still continues in the acting position in spite of call to remove him.

The senate, on Tuesday, March 28, suspended the screening of some regional executives of Independent National Electoral Commission over Magu’s continuation as EFCC chairman in spite of Senate’s call to remove him.

Premium Times reports that President Buhari’s Senate liaison officer, Ita Enang, reacted to the pressure to remove Magu saying it would not question the Senate’s authority.

He said: “The Nigerian Senate is an arm of government that must be respected in any decision it takes in the course of exercising its powers as an independent institution.”

“We will not question the power of the senators to take decision on how they want to conduct nomination hearings.”

“we will listen to their grievances and reason along with them.”



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