In response to Nigerian Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo’s arrangement to retain Mr Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Chairman, Senate Committee on Public Affairs, Sabi Abdullahi has explained that the Senate had made a declaration that Magu will not be retained, after pondering on the issue.
Abdullahi disclosed that the lawmakers are not going back against its decision concerning Magus’s nomination as EFCC Chairman.
Abdullahi said: “the Senate has already made its resolution, and our resolutions are official statements.
And most times, based on how we communicate, we don’t go to press immediately because somebody has made a statement; we usually discuss issues.
Before we made that resolution, the issue was debated. It is not because the executive has said something, we will react to it. We discuss issues first.
That is what makes up an institution. Nobody in the Senate is expressing his individual opinion. We are expressing the opinion of the Senate, its stand and its position.
We have given it a resolution. For now that is what subsists, and until we get a response, otherwise officially, we are not going back.”
He advised: “Let us work in the interest of Nigerians. We have made a point, a point which is clear.
He was brought to us for confirmation, and on the basis of damning reports from the DSS, we rejected him twice. It is left for Nigerians to see and we have done our part.”
According to the Lawmaker, all government arms should respect the law, for Democracy to stand in the Country.