President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to take a decision on what happens to Ibrahim Magu, his nominee for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) substantive chairman after he was rejected by the Senate
According to Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, Buhari is yet to be formally informed of the decision by the Senate to reject Magu’s nomination.
In a chat with Saturday Tribune, Adesina explained that the president could not take any action until he was formally informed by the Senate.
His words: “As we speak, the Senate is yet to officially inform the president of its decision on the matter.
“The president cannot do anything for now as he is yet to get the details of what transpired during the Senate’s sitting on Thursday. In that wise, we have to wait until the president is officially informed of the decision by the Senate”.
It will be recalled that the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly had, on Thursday, rejected the nomination of Magu, the acting chairman of the EFCC as the substantive chairman of the commission.
But after a closed session which lasted two and half hours on Thursday, the Senate resolved not to confirm Magu citing a DSS report which said Magu failed integrity test.