• By Kunle Awosiyan
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    Mar 17, 2017
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    Ibrahim Magu

    The presidency said it would not respond to the rejection of the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission until it receives a formal communication from the senate on the development. 
     
    The Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this on his twitter handle. 

    Meanwhile the Executive Chairman of the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, Debo Adeniran, has described the rejection of Ibrahim Magu for the second time as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), as a demoralizing.
     
    According to him, the rejection is one which can only serve the interest of pro-corruption elements who are hell-bent on killing the country’s anti-corruption drive.

    In a related development, the House of Representatives has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission to prosecute former Secretary to the Government of the Federation,  Anyim Pius Anyim, for his role in the acquisition of land for the controversial multi-billion dollar Abuja Centenary City Project.
     
    This was the resolution of the house yesterday after it considered and adopted the report of the house committee on Federal Capital Territory.

     

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