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 the 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, reads a statement from Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina.

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.

President Muhammadu Buhari and President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan. [Twitter/@SPNigeria]
President Muhammadu Buhari and President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan. [Twitter/@SPNigeria]

"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," the statement adds.

Bawa will replace Ibrahim Magu who was arrested and quietly deposed in 2020 after being tried for corruption.