Published On: Tue, Feb 16th, 2021

Just In: Buhari Nominates Bawa, 40, As EFCC Chairman, Seeks Senate Confirmation

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News Investigators/ President Muhammadu Buhari has named Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He has therefore requested the Senate to confirm Bawa’s nomination.

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, confirmed this on Tuesday in a statement titled: “President Buhari requests Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as EFCC boss.”

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

“In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said he was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004.

“Bawa, 40, is a trained EFCC investigator with vast experience in the investigation and prosecution of Advance Fee Fraud cases, official corruption, bank fraud, money laundering, and other economic crimes.

“He has undergone several specialised trainings in different parts of the world and was one of the pioneer EFCC Cadet Officers in 2005.

“Bawa holds a B.Sc degree in Economics, and Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy.”

However, the statement is silent on the fate of suspended EFCC acting Chairman, who is under investigation for malfeasance.

Mr. Magu, a police officer, was suspended as the commission’s acting chairman last year.

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