The presidency has finally responded to call by the senate to remove Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) saying it would pursue a line of dialogue.
Magu was rejected as chairman of the anti-graft agency by the Senate on the basis of an indictment by the Department of State Services (DSS) although he still continues in the acting position in spite of call to remove him.
Premium Times reports that President Buhari’s Senate liaison officer, Ita Enang, reacted to the pressure to remove Magu saying it would not question the Senate’s authority.
He said: “The Nigerian Senate is an arm of government that must be respected in any decision it takes in the course of exercising its powers as an independent institution.”
“We will not question the power of the senators to take decision on how they want to conduct nomination hearings. We will listen to their grievances and reason along with them.”