President Muhammadu Buhari has re-nominated the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, as substantive chairman of the commission.
This was contained in a letter addressed to the Senate President Bukola Saraki at Tuesday plenary.
The upper legislative chamber had in December last year declined to confirm Magu as the substantive chairman of EFCC, citing security report from the Department of State Services (DSS), which declared him as corrupt and unfit for the position.
The development led to media war between Senate spokesperson Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi and the immediate past Senate Majority Leader Ali Ndume, thus leading to his removal early this year.
In July 2016, the Senate received the letter from the Presidency for the confirmation of the appointment of Magu.
The letter also sought the confirmation of Ndasule Moses, Lawan Mamman, Galadanci Imam, and Adeleke Rafiu as members of the commission.
Consequently, the Upper House sent back the nomination letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on December 15, refusing to confirm Magu’s appointment.
Magu has been acting as the chairman of the anti-graft agency since November 2015, after President Buhari removed Ibrahim Lamorde.
In his letter, the President said the nominee has been cleared of wrongdoing.