The Acting Head, Media and Publicity of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Tony Orilade, has said that the Media report on the fresh moves to remove the Acting Chairman of the Commission by the Presidency, is unfounded.
Orilade stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Abuja, on Sunday, while reacting to a report that the Presidency plans to remove Ibrahim Magu, the Commission’s Acting Chairman, any moment from now.
According to him, Magu will not want to be distracted by unfounded Media reports.
“He is focused on the fight against corruption, and majority of Nigerians who are beneficiaries of the corruption fight, are happy with him.
“With securing 312 convictions, including 2 ex-Governors, last year, and 5 convictions already, in 2019, the EFCC under Magu’s leadership, deserves an applause”, Orilade said.
Newsmen recalls, that a report in the Media, stated that the EFCC Acting Chairman may be asked to pursue further studies, in order to advance his career in the Nigeria Police Force, where he is already a Commissioner.
Recall, that Magu had been in an Acting capacity, for more than three years now.
The Senate had twice, refused to confirm Magu as the substantive Chairman of the Commission.