Though the Senate had said it rejection to confirm the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu amounted to his automatic sack, but the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to remove the acting Chairman of the antigraft commission.
The Senate position was disclosed by the Senate spokesman, Abdulahi Sabi, after plenary on Wednesday afternoon.
He insisted that the report of the Department of State Services, DSS, was adopted by the Senate.
Sabi said no one who failed such integrity test would be confirmed by the Senate.
“The rejection of Magu by the Senate signifies that he cannot continue in acting capacity.
“We did not confirm him. He failed the integrity test”, he said.
On the contrary, Prof. Sagay Presidential committee advised President Muhammadu Buhari that Magu could continue in acting capacity indefinitely, Punch Newspaper reports
It was learnt that the committee had resolved to communicate its resolution to the President in writing.
The Chairman of the PACAC, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), told The PUNCH that the resolution was unanimous and that members were of the view that removing Magu would negatively affect the war against corruption.
He said, “I had a telephone conference with all members of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption and we unanimously agreed that Magu is the best candidate in this country for that position and that he should continue acting indefinitely until he is confirmed and there should be no change whatsoever; otherwise, there will be a major setback in the fight against corruption.
“We observed that those who do not want him are those who are opposed to the fight against corruption. So, we are 100 per cent behind him.”