Nigerian Senate Bars Acting Pres. Osibanjo from Sending Nominees for Confirmation Until EFCC Boss is Removed
The Nigerian Senate has on Tuesday July 4th, 2017 called on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to remove Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
The Red Chamber said the time has come for the Executive arm of government to obey its resolutions. It also suspended all confirmation of appointments until compliance with its resolution.
Barring the Acting President, Osinbajo from sending nominees for consideration and confirmation, senator representing Zamfara West, Ahmed Yerima, had moved a motion questioning Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for sending a nominee to the Senate after he reportedly said that the upper legislative chamber did not have the power of confirmation.
Recall that Osinbajo had sent a letter to the senate asking it to confirm Lanre Gbajabiamila as the director-general of Nigeria Lottery Commission.