President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, appointed Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Bawa, who is 40, is a trained investigator with vast experience in the investigation and prosecution of Advance Fee Fraud cases, official corruption, bank fraud, money laundering, and other economic crimes.
Nigerians took to social media to react to this development, with many focusing on his age, and what his appointment means for the youth.
Here are some of the reactions:
Finally it's coming close to the Hands of Youths 😎😎😎
-- Ajeed (@official_ajeed) February 16, 2021
this is the best news i have hard today 40 years is real cute
-- WILL JOSE (@amasheghjoseph1) February 16, 2021
Time to build the youths now
-- ATTAHIR WASE (@AttahirAlhassn) February 16, 2021
New EFCC Chairman... He's a youth. pic.twitter.com/DixA9tIQi4
-- Iyalaya (@lollylarry1) February 16, 2021
Bawa appointment as EFCC Chairman: Buhari finally gets it right. Nigerian youths this is your opportunity to rise and shine. He is one of you and has what it takes to turn the fortunes of that institution. Stand by him.
-- Dumebi Kachikwu (@DumebiKachikwu) February 16, 2021
Buhari name 40-year-old Abdulrasheed Bawa new EFCC chairman. Congrats👏 May Allah guide you to the right path. AMEEN pic.twitter.com/uBS3kwRfCR
-- BLACK BOSS🕵 (@AM_Abiyos) February 16, 2021
This is Abdulrasheed Bawa, 40, a trained EFCC investigator with vast experience in the investigation and prosecution of Advance Fee Fraud cases, official corruption, bank fraud, laundering & other economic crimes, PMB has sent his name to the Senate for confirmation as EFCC boss. pic.twitter.com/XRmZ7DBJnb
-- Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) February 16, 2021
A non Policeman is appointed EFCC chairman for the first time, let's hope this will bring the positive changes expected.
And I wish he will weed out all corrupt policemen in the agency.
-- Hamma (@HAHayatu) February 16, 2021
A 40 Year Old EFCC Chairman...
Youth Inclusion... Great times ahead
-- Taofeek T. Gawat 🇳🇬 (@tfk_gawat) February 16, 2021