Abuja - The embattled acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has been unable to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari since the beginning of the crisis that engulfed the confirmation of his appointment, Punch reports.
Magu was said to have made spirited efforts to see President Buhari in the aftermath of the Senate’s refusal to confirm his appointment.
The Senate, on Thursday, had based its decision on a security report by the Department of State Service which accused Magu of abuse of office and corruption.
The report by the DSS says Magu’s antecedents and his conduct after his appointment as the anti-corruption czar, made him ineligible to hold the office in full capacity.
The DSS report concludes, “Magu has failed the integrity test and will eventually constitute a liability to the anti-corruption drive of the present administration.”
The lawmakers had on Thursday rejected Magu’s nomination by the
President as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency based on
a “security report” on him according to News24.
A security report by the Department of State Services, in which Magu was
accused of various corruption-related offences, had caused the Senate
to reject his nomination.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media
and Public Affairs, Senator Sabi Abdullahi, said that the lawmakers had taken their decision on the matter
and it was left for Buhari to take the next step.
- News 24