Senators had on December 15, 2016 after a closed-door meeting decided to reject Magu’s nomination after receiving a report by the Department of State Security (DSS), which indicted the acting EFCC chairman.
But on January 24, Buhari re-nominated Magu, but the Senate has been sitting on Magu’s nomination since then.
Senate President Bukola Saraki announced yesterday that Magu will be screened today.
“We have the acting chairman of EFCC who will also be appearing before us for screening tomorrow and it will follow at 11:30am,” Saraki said.
Magu’s screening today will put an end to months of high-powered politicking over his confirmation.
The DSS report, signed by Folashade Bello on behalf of the Director General, Lawal Daura and dated October 3, 2016, addressed to the clerk to the Senate, said Magu failed integrity test and would eventually constitute a liability to the anti-corruption drive of the present administration if confirmed.
It later emerged that there were two reports from the DSS, while one indicted the acting EFCC chairman of being corrupt, the other cleared him: