A letter signed by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Nigerian Senate was earlier today read by Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki. The letter stated the re-nomination of Ibrahim Mustapha Magu as the substantial head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Buhari stated that before the letter, he had taken administrative steps and he wants to maintain the momentum on the fight against corruption.
The President who is currently on vacation in London told the members of the Nigerian 8th Senate that the Secretary to the Government of to Federation, Babachir David Lawal was not giving a fair hearing on an alleged contract scam traced to the Presidential Initiative in the North East (PINE), hence no action can be taken against him.
The letter also stated that majority of the Committee members failed to sign the report eventually submitted to the Presidency.
Before reading the letter, BBN gathered that the Senate had a closed door session and the main subject was based on Magu’s confirmation.
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