Despite Senate Rejection, War Against Corruption Continues – Magu

The Senate yesterday rejected the renomination of Ibrahim Magu as substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). But Magu said his “non confirmation won’t stop the fight against corruption.” His reaction came as he stepped out of the senate.

However, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said at the close of the hearing that Magu had ceased to be the acting chairman of the anti-graft agency from that moment.

He added that President Buhari should present the name of another candidate for the position.


Magu’s first comment on stepping out was made to members of some rights groups that gathered outside to receive him after leaving the upper chamber.

“My priority is to fight corruption. My confirmation has not changed anything. I will work until the last day whether confirmation or no confirmation.

“The greatest violation against human right is crime against the society and the humanity. But everybody has a duty and responsibility to fight corruption. I also have a responsibility. I assure you that we will fight to finish,” he also said.

Magu said he was not threatened by the allegations from the Department of State Service (DSS).

“The same report is coming back and this time around, it is signed by somebody which I doubt the genuineness of that report.

“What we are doing is to recover what has got lost before and protect the future of our children. So, if we don’t work today against corruption, the future of our children is not guaranteed. We must all wake up, wherever you find yourself, fight corruption and anytime you discover that I am corrupt, please expose me,” said Magu.


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