Victor Ubani, the former vice president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for retaining suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, for over five years without Senate confirmation.
Ubani, who was speaking on Channels TV breakfast show, Sunrise Daily, said “the president should have sought confirmation from the Senate or replaced Magu. gathered that he said an acting chairman should not have been in running for the If you look at the act that created the office of the chairmanship of the EFCC, there is no room for acting capacity. Even though people will want to have recourse to the interpretation that if you have the power to appoint, you also have the power to put someone in an acting capacity.
The former vice president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Victor Ubani says” President Buhari should have sacked Magu before now. He said “But what happened in Magu’s case is that you sent him for confirmation and the Senate rejected him, and you now kept him in an acting capacity for five years. Even if someone has to serve in an acting capacity, it shouldn’t be up to a year because there must be confirmation as required by law,” Ubani said.
President Buhari had on Friday, July 10, affirmed the suspension of Magu as acting chairman of the Magu, through his lawyer, has since written to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to release his client on bail after spending several days in detention”.