The Senate has again rejected the nomination of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, following a reaffirmation of its position by the Department of State Services (DSS) that the nominee lacks integrity to lead the country’s anti-corruption agency.
Magu was rejected on Wednesday, after appearance before the Senate for his confirmation hearing during which Dino Melaye raised the SSS report dated March 14.
“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,” the DSS report, read by Mr. Melaye, stated.
Although Magu had answered to the satisfaction of lawmakers earlier questions he was asked, senators challenged his suitability given the report against him by the DSS.
Magu questioned the credibility of the DSS which he said dispatched two reports on him with varying contents same day.
“What do you say about credibility of that agency?” he queried.