Thursday, April 6, 2017

SV: USA Africa Dialogue Series - Re: Fragments Of Poetic Thoughts (45)

A honest person would have named the man the Senate refused to endorse and tell us what the 'security report' consisted of.

The name of the man the Senate refused to endorse is Ibrahim Magu. He was appointed Acting  Chairman of EFCC by President Buhari on November 9, 2015. In July 2016, Ibrahim Magu was recommended to the Senate for confirmation as the substantive Chairman. The letter of recommendation was read in the Senate by its President, Bukola Saraki, on July 14, 2016, but no further action was taken until just before Senate's Christmas recess in 2016. The Senate rejected Magu's confirmation without screening him on the ground that he, Magu, was integrity challenged according to a report on him by the DSS. It is the integrity report that Chidi has dishonestly and dubiously elevated to security report. The DSS has the right to write a security report but not an integrity report on Magu because he has been acting on the position the President wanted him to be confirmed for over a year. In recommending him for confirmation as the substantive Chairman of EFCC, the President must have been satisfied with Magu's integrity, that is to say his adherence to moral principles and honesty. A serious security report on Magu would have implied that he is a threat to State Security or he has a subversive political beliefs against the government. If the DSS had such a security report against Magu, it would have been irresponsible of DSS not to make such report available to the President who appointed the DSS that serves under him and to wait until Magu is recommended for substantive confirmation. Section 3, sub-section 2 of the National Security Agencies Act, Cap 74, 2004 stated unambiguously that 'the principal officers of the agencies shall in the discharge of their functions under this Act (a) in the case of State Security Service and the National Intelligence Agency, be responsible directly to the President.' In other words, the DSS that serves under the President cannot side-track and present a report on his appointees to another arm of the government without first tendering the report to him for consideration and approval. In fact, an approval of such report would automatically imply withdrawal of his recommendation to the Senate for Magu's confirmation. The DSS rubbished the President and that should uproar all patriotic Nigerians.

The Senate refused to confirm Magu as the Chairman of the EFCC because according to them he lacks integrity and Chidi is pleased that Senators who are standing trial for criminal lootings due to Magu's led EFCC investigations have integrities to determine who should lead the EFCC. May Amadioha chop off the hands of Nigeria's treasury looters and knock out the teeth of  their supporters and enablers. 

S. Kadiri 


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The man the Senate refused to endorse has a serious security report against him authored by the Nigerian secret police (the DSS).


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