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Lack of Quorum Stalls Senate’s Screening of EFCC Chair


The planned screening of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, by the Senate on Thursday did not hold. It was stalled because of lack of the required quorum.

The Senate has refused to screen Magu months after his appointment on acting basis by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Magu was said to have drawn the ire of the upper legislative chamber following the involvement of the agency in the probe of the Senate leadership over the alleged forgery of Senate rules in their election.

The letter from the president requesting Magu’s confirmation was read by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on July 14 but the Senate did not commence hearing of the request.

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, had also announced at plenary on Wednesday that the confirmation hearing would hold Thursday, after five months of delay.

However, the Senate did not list the confirmation on the Order Paper for Thursday hearing, hence, placing Magu’s confirmation pending.

EFCC officials led by Magu were at the Senate Thursday morning, waiting to be called for the hearing, which never came up.


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