Why We Didn’t Screen Magu Today – Senate
The Senate has offered explanation into its inability to screen the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, and other member-nominees of the Commission today.
The deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, had announced at plenary on Wednesday that the confirmation hearing would hold Thursday, after five months of delay disappointed.
Speaking to members of the Senate Press Corps on Thursday, Senate’s deputy leader, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah said the screening and confirmation hearing was postponed because of poor attendance of Senators.
He said given the importance of the screening exercise, the Senate could not have gone ahead without majority of Senators present.
He added that Magu has been officially informed of the re-scheduling decision, which according to the Senate’s principal officer, was reached at the Senate leadership meeting. The new screening date has fixed for Thursday, December 15, 2016.