Buhari Appoints Abdulrasheed Bawa as EFCC Chairman

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SWITZERLAND, FEBRUARY 16 – President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Abdulrasheed Bawa as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Today’s Echo gathers that the president has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the antigraft agency. 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.

Bawa will be replacing Ibrahim Magu, who was suspended last year after facing corruption charges.

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