Ibrahim Magu Set To Be Removed From EFCC
The Commissioner of Police of Nigeria, Ibrahim Magu is set to be removed from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The exit follows Magu’s promotion to the rank of Commissioner of Police, a promotion Vanguard gathered, followed back-channel communication between the two arms of government on how to remove lingering obstacles to cordial relations between the two arms of government.
Magu was expected to proceed for Senior Executive Course, SEC, at National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru, Plateau State.
Source: Vanguard News
The Senate insisted on his exit after he failed to appear at the nomination twice before the legislative body, which is constitutionally empowered to confirm nominees for the office of chairman of the agency.
The Senate’s rebuff was rejected by the Presidency, which maintained Magu as acting chairman fuelling a beef with the legislature.
With the presidency rebuffing the Senate and even claiming that it did not need Senate confirmation, the legislative body held up appointments by the president for several crucial positions in government and was only moved by what senators claimed as national concerns to clear nominations to the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN last
According to reports, the presidency yielded to the pressure which resulted to the promotion of Magu to the post of a substantive commissioner of police, despite being promoted to the rank of deputy commissioner a year ago.
Ibrahim Magu (Source: Vanguard News)
Magu, who was appointed as acting chairman of the commission in November 2015 as an assistant commissioner of police with accelerated promotion is expected to proceed anytime soon to NIPSS, Kuru for the SEC course.
The course is meant for those appointed as commissioners of police or their military equivalents.
The exit of Magu is coming as part of the same strategy that was used to force out the pioneer chairman of the EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, who was forced to proceed to SEC programme at NIPSS after the advent of the President Umaru Yar‘Adua administration in 2007.
Magu who is affectionately adored as The General among his admirers was the pioneer head of the Economic Governance Unit, EGU, of the EFCC, the unit that deals with fraud issues relating to politically exposed persons.
Source: Vanguard News