The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr . Ibrahim Magu, says he is energized by the Senate’s choice not to affirm him as the executive of the EFCC. Magu, who has been working in acting limit with respect to more than two years, said this amid a meeting on a program on Channels Television titled, Question Mark. Whenever inquired as to whether he was not unsettled by the Senate’s refusal to affirm him, Magu stated, “I don’t think so. Truth be told, I feel a considerable measure of support. The way that I am not affirmed demonstrates that I am working. In the counter debasement condition, in the event that they race to affirm you, it implies you are not by any means doing your work appropriately .”
When asked why he was the first person to head the commission in acting capacity for such a long time, he said, “There are many people we are investigating who are members of the National Assembly”Magu also rubbished reports that he was not confirmed because of the report from the Department of State Services. He said, “I am not distracted . Rather, it pushes me; I am encouraged”He also dismissed claims that he was pursuing a one sided anti corruption war.
The EFCC boss said the commission had helped the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to recover billions of naira from marketers. He also stated that the commission helped the Federal Inland Revenue Service to recover unremitted withholding taxes from several banks. Magu also lambasted the DSS for preventing the EFCC from arresting a former Director General of the DSS, Ita Ekpeyong , describing it as disappointing. The EFCC boss said those criticising President Muhammadu Buhari were sponsored by looters.