Confirm Magu As EFCC Chairman, Activists To Senate

Confirm Magu As EFCC Chairman, Activists To Senate

Anti-corruption groups yesterday urged the Senate to expedite action on the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter for Magu’s confirmation is before the Senate.

According to the coalition, Magu’s confirmation will give the anti-corruption fight the impetus to sustain President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration’s agenda to curtail impunity in governance.

Having a substantive chairman for EFCC will be in compliance with Article 6(2) of the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) of which Nigeria is a signatory, they added.

The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders(CACOL); the Civil Society Network Against Corruption(CSNAC); Social-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP); Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ); Network on Police Reform in Nigeria(NOPRIN); Publish What You Pay(PWYP) Nigeria and the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), authorised the statement signed by Debo Adeniran(CACOL); Lanre Suraju (CSNAC); Adetokunbo Mumuni (SERAP); David Ugolor (ANEEJ); Okey Nwanguma (NOPRIN); Faith Nwadishi (PWYP) and Oluajo Babatunde (CTA).