New EFCC chairman denies involvement in corruption
The Senate has confirmed Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after a 2-hour screening that was presided over by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.
The confirmation came after Bawa successfully answering questions from the lawmakers on his alleged involvement in corruption and his relationship with the past chairman of the commission.
Nigeria today recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari nominated the forty-year-old on February 16 and asked the senate to confirm his appointment
“In a letter to the 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 specialized 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.” The letter read.