There were reports yesterday that president Muhammadu Buhari has
written a letter of recommendation to the senate to confirm the acting
chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr.
Ibrahim Magu as the substantive boss of the agency.
It was gathered that the President opted for Magu because of his
“record-breaking performance, transparency, integrity and exceptional
courage” since his appointment as the acting chairman of EFCC on
November 9, 2015.
The letter was said to be forwarded to the Senate through his Special
Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita
His nomination was said to be in line with Section 2(1) (a) of the
EFCC Act, which reads in part: “The commission shall consist of the
following members – (a) a chairman who shall (i) be the Chief Executive
and Accounting Officer of the commission; (ii) be a serving or retired
member of any government security or law enforcement agency not below
the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police or equivalent; and (iii)
possess not less than 15 years cognate experience.”
When contacted, Enang was not forthcoming on the President’s letter.
He said, “It is not my job to speak on communication between the
President and the Senate but it is my responsibility to work on
communication between the two arms of government. I cannot say yes or no
to your enquiry.”