The Nigerian Senate has rejected the nomination of acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu as the right man for the full-time job.
Magu speaking during his screening at the Senate on Wednesday, March 15
The Senate’s decision to reject Magu followed a report from the Department of State Services (DSS) which again disqualified the EFCC chief based on his failure of an integrity test by the secret police.
Senator Dino Melaye revealed during screening of Magu for the position at the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, March 15 that the upper house of legislature had received a letter saying Magu was not qualified for the job because he failed integrity test.
Melaye said two reports from the DSS were released yesterday on Ibrahim Magu and they all indicted him.
Melaye read Paragraph 14 of the DSS letter on Magu which read: “In the light of the foregoing, Magu has failed the integrity test and will eventually constitute a liability to the anti-corruption stand of the current government.”
Replying Melaye, Magu slammed the DSS saying that the organisation had shown it had a problem when it released two different reports on him to the Senate late last year.
The Clerk of the House denied that Senate receieved two letters from the DSS.
According to him, what was received was a letter on October 3, 2016. The Senate, he said, however requested that the DSS re-confirm its integrity report on Magu. This was what was received on Wednesday.