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EFCC Gets Substantive Chairman, as Senate Confirms Abdulrasheed Bawa

EFCC Gets Substantive Chairman, as Senate Confirms Abdulrasheed Bawa

THE Senate on Wednesday confirmed Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The confirmation followed the question and answer session that lasted two hours in the Senate chambers.

The screening session began around 12 noon and lasted till around 2:00pm.

Bawa promised to discharge his duties without fear or favour and pledged to be guided by the constitution and lead by example.

President of the Senate had earlier said, “The screening of the Chairman-designate of the EFCC will be done in plenary, in keeping with our tradition here and in particular, for thoroughness it requires.”

The Senate had last week received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking the confirmation of the appointment of Abdulrasheed Bawa as Chairman of the Commission.

The letter which was addressed to the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, was read during the start of plenary.

According to President Buhari, the request to screen and confirm Bawa’s appointment as Substantive Chairman of the Commission was “in accordance with paragraph 2 subsection 2 of Part 1 CAP E1 of the EFCC Act 2004.”

Bawa has been Head of Operations of the Commission’s Lagos office.


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