President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly set to commence lobbying of the Senate for the screening and final confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

New Telegraph quoted an anonymous top presidency official that the President had not given up on the nomination of Magu and will do everything possible to ensure that he is cleared by the Senate.

The presidential aide told New Telegraph that President Buhari has high confidence in the job that Magu is doing in the anti-graft agency and is not ready to substitute him with any other person.


“What happened is that there was no lobbying for Magu and that is why he failed even for the second time. The President did not get to NASS. But he is expected to do that for him.

“The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice would have lobbied for him but his hands are tied because of his frosty relationship with the National Assembly. You have to sympathize with the AGF,” the source noted.