The current administration headed by President Muhammadu Buhari is quite serious about the fight against corruption that it has been accused of neglecting other important sectors of the economy in their determined anti-corruption war.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is saddled with the responsibility of clamping down on corrupt politicians and public office holders whose actions are likely to harm the country.
It is however, quite pathetic to realize that Nigerian politicians play politics with virtually everything and gradually begin to derail from the major focus.
There is a raging controversy between the Senate and the Presidency over the nomination of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the anti graft agency after a security report by the Department of State Services (DSS) faulted him as corrupt.
Buhari has insisted on having him to continue to steer the affairs of the EFCC despite the corruption report.
Investigations revealed that in line with the current melee, the Senate has resolved to give zero allocation to the EFCC in the 2017 fiscal year, if the Presidency tried to resubmit Magu’s name for confirmation or decide to leave him indefinitely as the acting chairman of the agency.
“The Senate is waiting for the Presidency to take the next decision on Magu and then it will unfold its next plan to checkmate the excesses and dictatorial tendencies already evident in the present administration, especially within the Presidency.
Meanwhile, senators have warned that Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign would be in serious jeopardy if the President allowed Magu to continue in office as the acting chairman, after being rejected twice by the Senate.
The security report doesn’t say well of him and it is practically impossible to fight corruption with corrupt officials.
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