Buhari Finally Names Substantive Chairman for EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has gotten a new substantive chairman.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday appointed 40-year-old Abdulrasheed Bawa to head the commission, according to a statement issued by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina.
In a letter sent to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, for confirmation on Tuesday, the President said he was acting by Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004.
Adesina’s statement reads:
PRESIDENT BUHARI REQUESTS SENATE TO CONFIRM ABDUL RASHEED BAWA AS EFCC BOSS
President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said he was acting 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 pieces of training 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 a Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
February 16, 2021.
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