BY ANDREW ESSIEN
A group under the aegis of Anticorruption and Integrity Forum has commended
President Muhammadu Buhari over the nomination of Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa,
as the new helmsman of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
By the appointment, the 40-year-old Bawa becomes the youngest person to head
In a statement released yesterday by the senior special assistant to the president, Femi Adesina, the president asked the
Senate to confirm Bawa’s appointment to replace the suspended acting chairman of the commission Ibrahim Magu.
Reacting to the appointment through
a statement signed by the chairman of the anticorruption group, Comrade
Prince Kpokpogri, the group described the choice of Bawa as the best thing to have happened at the leadership
level of the EFCC.
Kpokpogri, who is also the publisher of Integrity Watchdog Magazine said
Bawa’s 16 years of experience on the job will be an added advantage to the commission.
“For us in the civil society, we are happy President Muhammadu Buhari has
considered Abdulrasheed Bawa fit to head EFCC. We have agitated severally that a career officer within the
commission should be given a chance.”