Buhari Names Bawa EFCC Helmsman, Seeks Senate Confirmation

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With the request made to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari, to confirm Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, it is safe to say that the fate of suspended boss, Ibrahim Magu has been sealed and he is at last out of the system.

The President, in a statement made earlier today, by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi  Adesina, described Bawa as a thorough-bred, EFCC-trained investigator with vast experience in the investigation and prosecution of Advance Fee Fraud cases, official corruption, bank fraud, money laundering, and other economic crimes.

TheFact Nigeria recalls that Ibrahim Magu served as acting chairman of the Commission from 9 November 2015, until his suspension on 7 July 2020, when he was replaced by Muhammed Umar as the acting EFCC chairman.

According to a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, President Buhari said he was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004.

Bawa, 40, who holds a B.Sc degree in Economics, and Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy, has undergone several specialized trainings in different parts of the world, and was one of the pioneer EFCC Cadet Officers in 2005.

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