Senator Na'Allah explains why senate has not confirmed Magu as EFCC boss

Deputy Leader of the Senate, Senator Bala Na’Allah has given reasons why the senate deferred the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

According to Na’Allah, this was because most of the Senators were not available.

Recall that the senate deferred the confirmation of Magu slated to hold yesterday.

Addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, the Senate Leader disclosed that Magu’s confirmation was postponed to December 15.

He disclosed that most of the lawmakers who travelled out of Abuja for official assignments requested the postponement pending their arrival to enable them participate in the confirmation process.

According to Magu, “The Senate is normally guided by the time frame of the work. We agreed that today will be the confirmation of the EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.

“But we received a lot of calls from senators who are away, who want to participate.

“When we looked at the demand and the number we felt it will be wrong for us to proceed, disregarding those calls.

“We decided to fix it for Tuesday but we were not sure if the President will declare Tuesday as Public Holiday, so we agreed to fix it for Thursday.

“We have since written an official letter to the acting chairman fixing Thursday as the day for the confirmation hearing of his appointment.’’



  1. This is not a cogent enough reason. I am very sure that the screening date must have been fixed more than 2 weeks earlier, so those senators that are eager to be part of the process should have made themselves available on the appointed day. That is typical of our legislators, never serious about any other things except that , that concerns them personally.

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