President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Olanipekun Olukoyede, the chief of staff to the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, as the secretary of the commission.
Punch reports that the president in a letter to the Senate requested that Olukoyede nomination be confirmed as secretary of the EFCC.
The letter dated September 10, 2018, and addressed to Senate President, Bukola Saraki, asked that Olukoyede be be confirmed in accordance with Section 2 of the EFCC Act.
The read in part: “In compliance with the provision of Section 2 (3) of the Economic and Financial Crimes (Establishment) Act 2010, I write to request for the confirmation of Olanipekun Olukoyede. for appointment as the secretary of the EFCC.”
“While looking forward to your usual expeditious consideration of the distinguished Senate, please accept, Mr Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration,” the letter said.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the presidency has denied that Magu had been sacked.
Garba Shehu, the spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari in a series of tweets on Saturday, December 31, said,” no report has been made available to the Presidency by the Attorney General of the federation over the matter.”
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