President Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm 40-year-old Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
This was contained in a press statement released by the Presidency a few minutes ago via its verified Twitter page.
The appointment of Mr Adulrasheed Bawa comes after the sacking of ex-EFCC boss Ibrahim Magu who was allegedly involved in some financial irregularities last year.
See full statement below👇
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 by 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 pieces of training 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 a Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy.