- Embattled Kogi state senator, Dino Melaye, says Ibrahim Magu does not qualify to be the chairman of the EFCC
- Melaye mocked Magu saying his mates are area commanders and divisional police officers (DPOs)
- The Kogi state senator questions why Magu is still acting as EFCC chairman after being rejected by Senate
Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West, has said that Ibrahim Magu does not qualify to be the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Melaye while contributing to a debate on the floor of the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, July 5, mocked Magu saying his mates were area commanders and divisional police officers (DPOs).
The embattled senator wondered why Magu after being rejected by the Senate “is still parading himself as the chairman of the EFCC.”
The Kogi state senator said: “Those who have failed (nominees rejected) should go back. Magu is not the only Nigerian angel. They should bring another person, we will examine him and pass him if qualified. Magu’s mates are area commanders and DPOs. He can serve this country in other capacities.
“I am moving a motion that it becomes abominable for you to even read another confirmation letter from the executive.
“It was in the senate that we invited Magu. Magu came for a job interview and failed and a result, he was rejected by the senate of the federal republic of Nigeria.
“The same executive that has allowed Magu to continue to stay in office now wrote you a letter that we should confirm somebody I raised my voice on the floor on the senate about that went to resume without confirmation. He was chased out and they have now submitted his name for confirmation."
According to an earlier report by NAIJ.com, Senate declared that Ibrahim Magu lost the power to remain acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
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Magu was rejected by the senate after his screening on Wednesday, March 15 which marked the second time he was rejected.
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