Members of the House of Representatives, on Wednesday began the process of amending the EFCC Act (2004).
One of the major aspects of the proposed amendment is removing the power of the President to appoint the chairman of the commission.
Four consolidated bills seeking to further empower the EFCC, passed second reading at a session presided over by the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara.
The amendment will transfer the power to appoint the Chairman of the anti-graft agency to Nigerians..
Rep. Bassey Ewa, who co-sponsored the bills said: “This amendment will open up the EFCC so that the President will not be the sole person to either remove or appoint the chairman.
“In this new proposal, it will require a petition from the public to the National Assembly for a resolution.
“This resolution, when passed, will be forwarded to the President. Mr. President shall within one month, either accept the resolution or reject it.
“The National Assembly reserves the power to override his veto of the resolution.”
This comes after the Senate rejected Ibrahim Magu for the second time on Wednesday.