BREAKING | Buhari Seals Magu’s Fate, Begs Senate to Confirm Bawa as EFCC Chairman

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By Ngozi Ekhator

At last, suspended former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, is effectively out of the system.

Why? Because President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as the agency’s substantive Chairman.

The President said Tuesday morning in a statement by Femi Adeaina, that Bawa, 40, is a thorough-bred and EFCC-trained investigator.

See the full statement…

PRESIDENT BUHARI REQUESTS SENATE TO CONFIRM ABDULRASHEED BAWA AS EFCC BOSS

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
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 B.Sc degree in Economics, and Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy.

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
February 16, 2021

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