The Acting President Yemi Osinabjo, declared yesterday that Mr. Ibrahim Magu will remain chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, so long as the Muhammadu Buhari presidency subsists. He made this declaration in firm rebuttal of the Senate’s rejection of his appointment.
Osinbajo stated that his position was essentially because Magu is seen as a nightmare to corrupt persons in the country. He further stated that Magu called for the establishment of a prison for corrupt persons in Sambisa Forest.
However, the Senate drew back from further engagements on the issue, saying it had made its stance clear on Magu.
The development attracted strong comments from some politicians, including two leading Second Republic political actors, Dr. Junaid Mohammed and Chief Ebenezer Babatope, who asserted that Nigeria was falling into a constitutional crisis.
Osinbajo stated that he and President Buhari had confidence in Magu, he said this while speaking in Kaduna at the commissioning of the Zonal Office of the EFCC,
“He will remain the EFCC chairman as long as I remain the Acting President and as well as Muhammadu Buhari remains the President,” Osinbajo said in an address presented on his behalf by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State.
“We have every confidence in Magu to fight corruption to a standstill. He will remain the EFCC chairman as long as I remain the Acting President and as well as Muhammadu Buhari remains the President. It is our belief that Magu will continue to remain a nightmare for corrupt people for years to come”.