Sen­a­tors start re­cess with­out con­firm­ing Magu, en­voys

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Is­mail Mu­dashir & Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi

Sen­a­tors yes­ter­day pro­ceeded on their an­nual re­cess with­out con­firm­ing the ap­point­ment of the chair­man of the Eco­nomic and Fi­nan­cial Crimes Com­mis­sion(EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, four mem­bers of the com­mis­sion and the 47 am­bas­sado­rial nom­i­nees.

Daily Trust on Sun­day had ex­clu­sively re­ported that the sen­a­tors were plot­ting to de­lay the con­fir­ma­tion of Magu and the am­bas­sado­rial nom­i­nees for eight weeks.

The sen­a­tors at the end of yes­ter­day’s ple­nary an­nounced that their an­nual re­cess would last till Septem­ber 13.

How­ever, be­fore em­bark­ing on the re­cess, the sen­a­tors re­ferred the con­fir­ma­tion of the am­bas­sado­rial nom­i­nees to the com­mit­tee on For­eign Af­fairs for fur­ther leg­isla­tive ac­tion.

An­nounc­ing the re­cess, the Se­nate Pres­i­dent, Bukola Saraki, urged the sen­a­tors to use the pe­riod to work on bills and re­ports be­fore them.

Their spokesman, Se­na­tor Aliyu Sabi Ab­dul­lahi, said the con­fir­ma­tion would be done when they re­sume in Septem­ber.

The let­ter for Magu’s con­fir­ma­tion which was re­ceived by the of­fice of the Se­nate Pres­i­dent on June 22 was read last penul­ti­mate Thurs­day by Saraki.

The list of the am­bas­sado­rial nom­i­nees was sent to the Se­nate on June 9.

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