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No Law Stops Buhari From Renominating EFCC Boss Magu

Reactions have started trailing Senate’s rejection of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, as the agency’s substantive chair.

The Upper Chamber’s action came exactly three months after it declined to confirm Presidency’s preferred nominee for the EFCC top job. It hinged its action on a DSS Report.

Now what's the way forward?

Reacting to the action, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) chairman, Prof Itse Sagay (SAN) said no law stops President Muhammadu Buhari from re-appointing Magu as EFCC’s acting or sending his name again to the Senate for confirmation.

According to him, it was possible that some senators were not comfortable with Magu due to his enthusiastic crusade against corruption.

Sagay said since the Senate only has a constitutional role to confirm and not to appoint, the person who has the right to appoint can do so again.

His words: “They know that Magu has been outstanding in the fight against corruption, and that his achievements have simply been extremely praiseworthy. He’s been consistent; he’s committed. He’s a man of high integrity and his productivity has been high.

“The only reason they will refuse to confirm him is that they decided to be perverse on this occasion for reasons best known to them. Probably it’s known to everybody.

“Maybe it’s because he’s just too good for the job, and a lot of people are uncomfortable with people like that who are committed and determined to root out corruption from the country. That’s what it is.

“They have done their own part of the job – very good. They don’t appoint, they merely confirm. So, the appointor will continue to appoint.”

Asked if Magu’s name could be re-submitted to the Senate for confirmation, Sagay said: “There is nothing stopping that. There is no provision in the EFCC Act that prohibits a man’s name being brought up again and again and again.”

20 comments:

  1. I guess Senate has a motive for finding faults with his confirmation.

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  2. Let the game continue

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  3. Corruption is really fighting back.
    #Believe

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  4. buhari you should act upon itse sagay's point and show the senate that the fight against corruption will not be killed as they wish..please i beg you renominate him again

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  5. See gobeeeeeeee, this Prof. Can speak our mind!!!!!! PMB continue to a point Him till 2019 let him deal with those fraudsters in our Senate till we have the true change. If I may ask since Ribadu left have we had any pro Active EFCC Chairman?????? Affirmative No so why do we want to jeopardise this golden opportunity with Mr Magu because of some privileged few.

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  6. No matter what corruption must be fought so that we have better Nigeria

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  7. Hassan Aderemi16 March, 2017 11:29

    Whose interest are these senators representing in upper house ? is it electorate interest or their personal interest? No problem at least they can only confirm while PMB will continue to re appoint Magu until the expiration of his tenure.

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  8. Is jst clear dat dis guys are thief to be honest Nigerians need to protest

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  9. Dey should let ds man be d boss jawe n get whipped with the cain of law after his appointment..

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  10. Prof Sagay just nailed the point. Nice one prof👍

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  11. Since their is corrupt cabals inhibiting and frustrating his confirmation, PMB should continue to retain him as acting EFCC boss.

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  12. We are watching to see where all this will end

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  13. Corruption everywhere, even inside Senate... What ordersity Southey have to accuse Magu of corruption

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  14. Those fighting magu will fail, soon they will all be disgrace

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