- The president has made a new nomination
- The chief of staff to the EFCC chairman has been nominated by President Buhari as the secretary for the commission
- President Buhari in a letter to the Senate also requested the confirmation of Olanipekun Olukoyede's nomination
President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Olanipekun Olukoyede, the chief of staff to the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, as the secretary of the commission.
Punch reports that the president in a letter to the Senate requested that Olukoyede's nomination be confirmed as secretary of the EFCC.
The letter dated September 10, 2018, and addressed to Senate president, Bukola Saraki, asked that Olukoyede be confirmed in accordance with Section 2 of the EFCC Act.
The statement read in part: “In compliance with the provision of Section 2 (3) of the Economic and Financial Crimes (Establishment) Act 2010, I write to request for the confirmation of Olanipekun Olukoyede. for appointment as the secretary of the EFCC.
“While looking forward to your usual expeditious consideration of the distinguished Senate, please accept, Mr Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the anti-graft agency, denied that its acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, is nursing a governorship ambition. The agency also said that Magu is considering suing the media that alluded to such ambition.
Legit.ng gathered that the anti-graft agency said the report was false, malicious and an affront on Magu’s professional integrity.
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