Executive Chairman of Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), Mr. Debo Adeniran said the President ought to have ironed out differences between the leadership of the Department of State Security (DSS) and the acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu before re-presenting Magu’s name to the Senate for confirmation.
Magu was on Wednesday rejected for the second time by the Senate relying on the DSS report.
But Adeniran who accused the Senate of mischief said the President can re-present Magu or allow him to continue in acting capacity.
He spoke with Daily Trust on the sidelines of a book presentation, “Buhari and the Challenge of Governing a People United by Corruption” authored by Sunday Emmanuel Abbah, a Lagos-based writer and public commentator.
Adeniran said the President cannot afford to nominate a malleable individual who would compromise in the fight against corruption.
He said, “If you look at the letter written to re-transmit his name, he said he didn’t find anything plausible to reject him for and nothing incriminating has been found on him. The only thing the President didn’t do is that he didn’t put his house in order because the Director-General of DSS is a member of the board of EFCC. Now both EFCC and DSS are under the President. So why wouldn’t the President reconcile them and ensure that there is no other intimidating letter from DSS that would go to the National Assembly”.
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