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Buhari names 40-year-old Abdulrasheed Bawa new EFCC chairman
The President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd .) , has named Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission .
He has therefore requested the Senate to confirm Bawa’ s nomination .
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity , Femi Adesina , disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday titled “ President Buhari requests Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as EFCC boss .”
The statement read, “ President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission .
“ In a letter to President of the Senate , Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan , the President said he was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2( 3 ) of Part 1 , CAP E 1 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 specialised 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 is silent on the fate of Ibrahim Magu , a police officer , who was suspended as the commission ’s acting chairman last year .