In apparent bid to rescue the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at the presidential Villa, Abuja.
Saraki’s visit is coming a day after the Senate Leader, Ali Ndume also visited the President.
The Senate Leader after the meeting had recanted the senate’s rejection the nomination of Magu as the substantive Chairman of the EFCC.
Ndume had told State House Correspondents after a private meeting with President Buhari that the Senate never at a time rejected the nomination of Magu.
Ndume also stated that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Lawal Babachir who the Senate had earlier recommended for sack due to his role in the management of welfare funds for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North East stood a chance of clearing his name.
The meeting between Buhari and Saraki which lasted for about 45 minutes, is believed to have centred on Magu.
Saraki didn’t respond to questions by newsmen.
Meanwhile, the Senate has maintained that it rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the EFCC.
The Senate on Tuesday in a post on its official Twitter handle, @ngrsenate, rubbished the report credited to the Senate Leader, Ndume that the nomination of Magu was not rejected by the lawmakers.
The post, which quoted the spokesperson of the senate, Sen. Sabi Abdullahi, said: “Different media platforms are reporting we did not reject @officialEFCC Magu, Senate’s official position remains he was rejected- Sen Sabi”.