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President Buhari pleads senate for SGF Lawal

President Buhari pleads senate for SGF Lawal

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a plea to the Senate to reconsider its stance that Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal should resign.

He has also urged the upper legislative chamber to confirm acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, for the position.

Acting on the interim report of its ad hoc committee on the humanitarian activities in the Northeast, the Senate indicted the SGF and passed a resolution that he should leave the government.

Reports from the National Assembly suggests that the President's letter on the issues had been received by Senate President Bukola Saraki

He said President Buhari did not quite write a fresh letter re-nominating Magu but “merely asked the Senate to reconsider its earlier position on the nomination of Magu.

“Mr. President's letter is like a plea soliciting the understanding of the Senate in the consideration of the nomination of Magu.”

A source said “high level lobbying has been going on since the rejection of the first submission.”

“Who says that the Senate cannot change its position on any issue. It is politics and nothing can be said to be sacrosanct in politics. It is all a matter of understanding.”

Recall that the Senate on December 15, 2016, turned down Magu's nomination as EFCC chairman based on a report by the Department of State Service (DSS).

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