■ Asks Senate to confirm him to seal Magu’s ouster
By Jude Johnson
President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
What this means is that the suspended and embattled former acting chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, is effectively ousted from the system.
This was disclosed on Tuesday in a statement by Femi Adeaina, that Bawa, 40, is a thorough-bred and EFCC-trained investigator.
Read the full statement…
The new anti-corruption Czar, Abdulrasheed Bawa
PRESIDENT BUHARI REQUESTS SENATE TO CONFIRM ABDULRASHEED 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 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.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
February 16, 2021