The Senate on Tuesday said its rejection of Mr. Ibrahim Magu’s nomination as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was sacrosanct.
The upper chamber also said the indictment of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr. David Babachir Lawal, by the Senate in plenary followed consideration of the report of its ad-hoc committee on humanitarian crisis in the North East.
Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, who spoke at a media briefing in Abuja, said the clarification became necessary following the statement by Senate Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume, on Monday that the Senate did not reject the nomination of Magu as EFCC boss.
The spokesman noted that the upper chamber did not only reject Magu’s nomination but has since returned same to President Muhammadu Buhari for further action.
Abdullahi reiterated that the decision of the Senate to reject the nomination was informed by unfavourable security report by the Department of State Service (DSS)
The lawmaker, who said the Senate was not aware of two security reports on Magu, insisted that all letters meant for Senate consideration are normally addressed to the Senate President through the Clerk to the Senate who will pass such over to the Senate President for necessary action.