Jul 6, 2017

Why nobody can remove Magu as EFCC Chairman – Osinbajo


Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has declared that as long as he remains in the acting capacity, no one would remove Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu from office.

Recall that the embattled Magu had been rejected by the National Assembly a couple of times.

The Acting President spoke through Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State shortly before the commissioning ceremony of the EFCC zonal office in Kaduna on Thursday.
He said he had discussed with President Mahammadu Buhari over the issue of Magu, and the President said as long as he remains President, Magu would not vacate the anti-corruption seat.

Osinbajo said, “We have every confidence in Magu to fight corruption to a standstill.

“He will remain the EFCC chairman as long as I remain the Acting President and as well as Muhammadu Buhari remains the President.

“It is our belief that Magu will continue to remain a nightmare for corrupt people for years to come.”

Governor el-Rufai, in his opening address, disclosed that he had recovered over N500 million quietly from corrupt past government officials and contractors without anybody knowing.

He stressed that those corrupt officials will be handed over to the EFCC in due course for prosecution.