By Ehi Ekhator
Nigerian Presidency has claimed oblivious of a media report that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) boss Ibrahim Magu had been fired.
The Guardian newspaper had quoted an unnamed source as saying Magu had been asked by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami to vacate his seat.
Responding to the report, the Presidential spokesperson, Mr. Garba Shehu said on Saturday “We are reading reports that the 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.
Another report had restated a close aide to Mr. Magu as saying that no such directive was received from the Attorney General’s office.
The Nigerian Senate has refused to confirm the acting EFCC chair on December 15, as substantive chairman of the commission.
The senate attributed its reason to a security report by the State Security Service, SSS which claimed that the EFCC acting chairman lives above his remuneration, which is an indication of corruption.