Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says Ibrahim Magu, must not be the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Melaye said this while contributing to a debate on the floor of senate on Tuesday.
The senator said Magu could serve in other capacities as his mates were area commanders and divisional police officers (DPOs).
He wondered why Magu “is still parading himself as the chairman of the EFCC” after being rejected by senate.
“Those who have failed (nominees rejected) should go back. Magu is not the only Nigerian angel. They should bring another person, we will examine him and pass him if qualified. Magu’s mates are area commanders and DPOs. He can serve this country in other capacities,” he said.
“I am moving a motion that it becomes abominable for you to even read another confirmation letter from the executive. We don’t want to hear any letter from the executive again until the integrity and position of this senate is respected by the executive arm of government.
“It was in the senate that we invited Magu. Magu came for a job interview and failed and a result, he was rejected by the senate of the federal republic of Nigeria. As I speak to you, Magu is still parading himself as the chairman of the EFCC despite the rejection by the senate.
“The same executive that has allowed Magu to continue to stay in office now wrote you a letter that we should confirm somebody I raised my voice on the floor on the senate about that went to resume without confirmation. He was chased out and they have now they have submitted his name for confirmation.
“Before we went on break, we confirmed the nomination of some RECs but the executive only swore in some and left the others. The integrity of the senate is at test on the inconsistencies of the executive in hiring and firing. It is time we apply breaks. This senate cannot be insulted.”