Senate Might Further Delay Ibrahim Magu’s Screening


The Nigerian Senate, the upper chamber of the National Assembly is still pussyfooting to screen Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The plenary which is slated for 10am couldn’t hold as at the time of filing this report as some senators and principal officers of the Senate are currently meeting in the Senate President’s office.

The Senate has tacitly refused to clear the anti graft commission boss as a result of various corruption cases involving members of the upper and lower chamber of the National Assembly.

It would be recalled that the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo had since July sent an official letter to the Senate to seek for the clearing and confirmation of Magu as the substantive Chairman of the EFCC.

Many political analysts have argued that the Senate will continue to delay Magu’s screening to serve as a deterrent and further curtail him from probing more members of the National Assembly.

Should the Senate refuse to screen and confirm Magu, he will be replaced once he spent 100 days in office without screening according to Nigeria’s law.