Mon, Oct 02, 2023

Discard report on Magu's sack, says Presidency

Discard report on Magu's sack, says Presidency

Reports on the sack of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, widely carried by some online news media attributing their sources to a flagship Nigerian newspaper, has been rubbished by the Presidency.

The Presidency on Saturday said the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has yet to submit the report of the investigation he carried out on government officials to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Buhari had recently directed Malami to probe the acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, over allegations of corrupt practices.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said that the AGF has yet to submit his report.

Adesina said the report that Buhari had removed Magu as the acting EFCC boss based on the probe was therefore not true.

He asked Nigerians to discard the news, saying decision would only be taken on the matter after Buhari might have received the report.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, also denied the report on his Twitter handle where he wrote, “We are reading reports that the acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu has been sacked. No report has been made available to the Presidency by the Attorney-General of the Federation over the matter. The report of his sack is therefore speculative and preemptive.”


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