Acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu

Senator Ali Ndume (APC-Borno South) has disclosed that he will continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari and the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

Speaking to newsmen in Abuja, the lawmaker said he would continue to support Magu, even if the anti-graft agency boss decides to probe him.

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He said Magu has shown competence despite the rejection of his appointment by the Nigerian Senate.

Ndume said: ”I am still standing (on the earlier position)because there is nothing new that came out of it (Senate’s rejection). Magu was nominated by Mr. President.

”He is a competent person. He is doing his job. You can see that within two years of his activities at the EFCC they have been able to recover N700bn and so many forfeitures have been done. They are doing a wonderful work and the world has acknowledged it.

”So, even if Magu is to come after me for whatever reason, I will still believe that doing the right thing is the thing to do. I think he is doing his job.

”There was an observation made by the DSS and we referred it to Mr. President and Mr. President investigated it and said he would still submit his (Magu’s) name.

”So, I have no reason to change my mind, honestly. I still stand by Magu, and Buhari on that matter.”