resident Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity made this known in a statement on Tuesday.
Recall President Buhari had suspended Ibrahim Magu as Acting Chairman of the EFCC in order to allow for unhindered inquiry by a presidential investigation panel under the tribunals of inquiry act and other relevant laws.
Buhari then approve that the EFCC Director of Operations, Mohammed Umar, should take charge and oversee the activities of the Commission pending the conclusion of the investigation and further directives in that regards.
In a letter to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, asking for the confirmation of Bawa as substantive chairman of the EFCC, 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.