President Buhari confers with new EFCC chairman Bawa
The newly confirmed Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa on Thursday met with President Muhammad Buhari at the State House, Abuja.
Bawa’s appointment was ratified by the Senate on Wednesday as the substantive chairman of EFCC, making him the youngest at 40 to head the agency since inception in 2003.
The Presidency said his nomination was in accordance with Section 2 (3) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Act 2003.
He replaced the suspended former acting EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu who is undergoing trial on alleged diversion of recovered government’s assets since July 2020.
Bawa, a 40-year-old EFCC investigator, said he has vast experience in the investigation and prosecution of advance fee fraud cases, official corruption, bank fraud, money laundering, and other economic crimes.
He holds a B.Sc degree in economics, and masters degree in international affairs and diplomacy.