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Buhari Nominates 40-Year-Old Bawa To Head EFCC

Funke Busari

President Muhammadu Buhari has requested lawmakers at the Upper Chamber, the Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

This impliies that the embattled and suspended former acting chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, is effectively disengaged from the Commission.

This development was communicated on Tuesday in a statement by Femi Adeaina, that Bawa, 40, is a thorough-bred and EFCC-trained investigator.

Read the full statement below

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the 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 degree in Economics, and Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy.


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