Magu A Dedicated, Trustworthy Gentleman, He’s Going Nowhere – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has described Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), as a “dedicated and trustworthy gentleman”.


Speaking on Thursday when he hosted media organisations at the presidential villa in Abuja, Osinbajo said Magu has not committed any offence hence he is “going nowhere”.

The VP was reacting to calls by the Senate to replace the EFCC boss, who has failed screening twice at the National Assembly.

The upper legislative arm had also suspended the screening of nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari for failure of the Executive to replace Magu.

But reacting the VP said, “Magu is going nowhere. Seriously, what offence has this man committed?

“I have known him personally right from the time of the very first chairman of the commission till now, he is a very dedicated, trustworthy gentleman. Don’t forget he is also the most senior official of the EFCC.”


Osibanjo said the executive would not be rushed into making a decision on the EFCC chairman.

Recall that Osinbajo had in 2017 told reporters that Magu could carry on as head of the anti-graft agency without being confirmed by the senate.


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