Nigeria Appoints New Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has named Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and has asked the Senate to confirm him.

The President, in a letter to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, stated that he was acting in compliance with Section 1 of Paragraph 2(3) of CAP E1 of the 2004 EFCC Act.

Bawa, 40, is an EFCC qualified investigator with extensive experience in the investigation and prosecution of cases involving advance fee fraud, official corruption, bank fraud, money laundering, and other economic crimes.

He has received many advanced training courses in various parts of the world, and in 2005 he was one of the pioneering EFCC Cadet Officers.

Bawa has a B.Sc in Economics and a Master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy.

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