Buhari sends Abdulrasheed Bawa’s name to senate for confirmation as EFCC chairman


President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the name of Abdulrasheed Bawa to the senate confirmation as substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The news of his confirmation was made public by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, in a statement on Tuesday.

He said the president conveyed his request in a letter to Senate President Ahmad Lawan.

The newly appointed Bawa, is 40 years old, and one of the pioneer EFCC cadet officers from 2005.

He is currently the Lagos zonal head of the anti-graft agency.

He will be taking over from Mohammed Umar who has been in acting capacity since July 2020 after the suspension of Ibrahim Magu over allegations of corruption.

He holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics, and a master’s degree in international affairs and diplomacy.

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