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Thursday, 8 October 2015

Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde second tenure may not be renewed

There is speculation that the tenure of
 the Chairman of the Economic and 
Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde may not be renewed after his current 4 year tenure.
According to a top Presidency source
 on Thursday, President Buhari would
 not renew Lamorde’s tenure after
 it expires..

According to Punch, the official said:
“The impression is that the commission under Lamorde has been sleeping since. Their recent publicised activities are seen as just ways of impressing the President and the man (Buhari) cannot be fooled,”.
The source however said it was not clear
 yet who the President is considering to
 take over from Lamorde.
According to media reports, Lamorde
 is currently being investigated over
 alle­gations of diversion of over N1tn
 from the sale of confiscated properties 
that belonged to convicted public officials.
Lamorde said:
“The President does not need to order a probe of what is already a subject of the Senate’s investigation.
“Since the man is leaving office next month, it is natural that politics of succession would have started and that may be responsible for the reports.
“Those who think the President may be considering a renewal of tenure for him will naturally come up with such reports,” he added.
The Special Adviser to the 
President on Media and Publicity, 
Mr. Femi Adesina said he had no 
information on the matter when 
he was asked on Thursday.

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