Senator Bukola Saraki has said that the presidency should have taken steps after Ibrahim Magu’s name was rejected as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Magu was rejected by the Senate on the basis of unfavourable memo against him by the Department of State Services.
The Punch reports that Saraki said this at the ongoing orientation programme organised by the National Assembly management for newly elected lawmakers on Monday, April 1.
Saraki said the presidency should have either sent another name or lobby the leadership of the Senate.
The resident of the Senate said they have the right to either confirm or reject a nominee in the interest of the country.
Recall that over $3.6 billion naira has been looted from government purse between 2011 and 2015, Ibrahim Magu, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said on Monday, March 25.
The chairman of the anti-graft agency made this known at an event organized but the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) in Lagos on Monday, March 25, OCCRP reports.
Magu also lamented that a fraction of the stolen fund could be used to provide basic social amenities like 500 kilometers of roads, some 200 schools, provide education for 4,000 children.
He said: “The cost of this grand theft, therefore, is that these roads, schools and houses will never be built and these children will never have access to quality education because a few rapacious individuals had cornered for themselves what would have helped secure the lives of the future generations.”
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