Senate receives Magu’s confirmation as EFCC chairman

SENATE President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, read a letter from the Presidency, which presented the names of Mr Ibrahim Magu and other members of the management team of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to the Senate for confirmation.

The letter, dated June 17, 2016, was received in the Senate on June 22, but read to the senators on July 14.

The letter was written when the Vice President was serving as acting president during President Muhammadu Buhari’s 10-day leave.

In the letter dated June 17, the Presidency asked the Senate to consider the nominees for positions on the management team of the EFCC.

Besides the name of Magu, who was nominated as chairman, other members whose names are on the list included Ndasule Moses, Lawan Mamman, Galadanci Imam Naji and Adeleke Adebayo Rafiu.

“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Act of 2004 established the commission and makes it responsible among other things for the coordination and enforcement of all Economic and Financial Crime Laws and Enforcement functions conferred on any person or authority.

“In view of the following, I hereby draw Your Excellency’s attention to the vacancy that existed in the EFCC. Having carefully considered eminently suitable qualified Nigerians for the vacant position. I am pleased to inform you of the appointment of the following and to propose them for confirmation of the Senate as provided by the EFCC Act.

“The curriculum vitae of the appointees are attached for the information of the distinguished senators. I hope the screening will, as usual, be carried out expeditiously by the distinguished Senate,” the letter read.