Magu: Senator Shehu Sani rejects NASS’ amendment of EFCC act

Magu: Senator Shehu Sani rejects NASS’ amendment of EFCC act

Senator Shehu Sani has described as needless the reported move to amend the qualification of the rank of the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC).

In a tweet on Monday, May 27, the lawmaker from Kaduna state said there was no reason for this move if all the amendment wants to address is the rank of the chairman of the EFCC.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that the National Assembly is reportedly making a final move through a bill to remove Ibrahim Magu from his position as acting chairman of the EFCC

The bill has already been passed by the House of Representatives and awaiting similar action from the Senate.

It was reported that the House of Representatives passed the bill a fortnight ago and that the bill is meant to up the qualification for EFCC chairman from assistant commissioner of police to assistant inspector-general of police which is an attempt to replace Magu with a superior officer.

Sources within the presidency, however, said President Muhammadu Buhari is likely to decline assent to the bill.

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It was reported that following Magu’s rejection by the National Assembly, the lawmakers had already moved to work on bill and that they hoped to get passed before the expiration of the eighth Senate.

Recall that the Nigerian Senate rejected the nomination of Magu as the chairman of the EFCC, saying he was not the right man for the full-time job.

However, Magu stated that he is glad that the Senate refused to confirm him as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency.

Legit.ng gathers that Magu stated that perhaps he wouldn’t have been able to perform as much as he had done so far, if he had indeed been confirmed by the upper legislative chamber.

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