This rejection, a second of its kind since Magu’s nomination as the acting chairman by the president has thrown the country and Nigeria’s into heated debates.
While some actually believe that there are strong forces against the acting chairman’s confirmation, others have called on the president to nominate another individual for the position of EFCC’s chairman.
However, some other Nigerians have accused the Nigerian Senate of denying Magu his confirmation because most of them (the lawmakers) are corrupt.
These Nigerians are of the opinion that the Senate is working against Magu with the help of the Department of State Service (DSS) to prevent Magu from fishing out corrupt individuals withing both institutions.
Ibrahim Magu was appointed as the acting chairman of the EFCC by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 9, 2015.
However, in December 2016, the Nigerian Senate failed to confirm Magu as the substantive chairman over two conflicting reports by the DSS indicting Magu of corrupt practices.