President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated 40-year-old, Abdulrasheed Bawa as the As New EFCC Chairman ( Economic and Financial Crimes Commission).
GoldenNewsNG has gathered that President Buhari has asked the Nigerian Senate to confirm the appointment of Bawa as the new Chairman. It was gathered that Buhari addressed a letter to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan on Tuesday, February 16.
Reports have it that Buhari stated that he was acting according to the provisions made by the Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004. Bawa’s portoflio reveals that he has served as an EFCC investigation and he has cracked many cases of Advance Fee Fraud, bank fraud, money laundering and a host of others.
Bawa also holds a B.SC in Economics and a Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy. He was also part of the founding members of EFCC Cadet Officers which was set up in 2015. As of the time of filling this report, Senate President Lawan is yet to confirm the appointment.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the latest development. On Nigerian Twitter, “Abdulrasheed Bawa” is currently trending.
Some reactions read;
“Abdulrasheed Bawa is 40 years old, I love it.”
“Dear Nigerians, Abdulrasheed Bawa is a youth o. A big win for us youths. 🕺😌”
“The newly appointed Chairman of @officialEFCC Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa is 40 years. Impressive. We wish him a successful tenure when the Senate confirms his appointment. @MBuhari Nigeria needs more competent young people in public leadership. Make it your legacy #NotTooYoungToRun”
“The newly nominated EFCC boss, Abdulrasheed Bawa was once arrested for oil theft by Ibrahim Magu whom he is replacing as EFCC Boss.Bawa is also a cousin to AGF, Malami. Now you can understand why Malami was hell bent on removing Magu.”
“The soon-to-be-confirmed EFCC boss, Abdulrasheed Bawa, is a 40 year old man. A youth. Great news. Wishing him success and hoping he achieves more than his older predecessors.”
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