Buhari Requests Senate to Confirm Abdul Rasheed Bawa As EFCC Chairman.Adunni Adetola
President Muhammadu Buhari has dumped suspended EFCC acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu and asked the Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Magu was suspended by the President over alleged corruption with a panel set up to try him.
On Tuesday, Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), meaning that the service of Magu has been done with.
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.
In a statement issued by Femi Adesina, Presidential spokesman, said 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.