Reappoint Magu as EFCC chairman, Anti-corruption group tells President Buhari

Reappoint Magu as EFCC chairman, Anti-corruption group tells President Buhari

- Ibrahim Magu's tenure as EFCC chairman is coming to an end soon

- An anti-corruption group wants Magu's tenure to be renewed by President Muhammadu Buhari

- The group also cited many of the achievements of the anti-graft chief as a justification for him to keep his job

A group, Nigerians Against Corruption, NAC, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to re-appoint Ibrahim Magu for another four-year term.

Magu is currently approaching the end of his tenure as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

“Mr President, We have all seen the works of Ibrahim Magu at EFCC. The high profile arrest, the constant arrest of yahoo-yahoo boys who are trying to give Nigeria a bad name. Even the banks have cleaned up their acts.

“Unlike in the past where EFCC engages in media trial, the agency under Magu has shifted from that era to real trial and arrest. This is a clear example that Magu means business,” the group said in a statement signed by its coordinator, Abdulmalik Adamu, and sent to journalists on Wednesday, October 30.

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The group noted that the EFCC’s collaborative efforts with the FBI has resulted in over 200 arrests, 130 convictions and the recovery of a large number of proceeds of crime.

“The commission has also recovered several million traced to various commercial banks. Only a dedicated chairman like Magu can achieve these feats despite the fact that corruption is fighting back,” the group said.

The group added that if the anti-corruption war of the Buhari administration must be seen as serious, Magu should be reappointed to finish the good work he has started.

Meanwhile, President Buhari has approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new director-general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

Nuhu is an airline pilot, safety expert, quality assurance lead auditor as well as an artificial intelligence expert.

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