Buhari names 40-year-old Bawa new EFCC chairman

…seeks Senate confirmation of nominee

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled, “President Buhari requests Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as EFCC boss.”

According to the statement, “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.

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“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.”

But the President’s statement did not mention anything about the suspended acting Chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, a police officer.

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