Nigeria: Buhari Meets New EFCC Chair At Aso Villa

25 February 2021

Abdulrasheed Bawa, who was nominated by Mr Buhari on February 15 as the substantive chair of the EFCC, was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday.

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, met with the new Chair of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, at the State House, Abuja.

The President's Personal Assistant (Photography), Sunday Aghaeze, confirmed the meeting in a pictorial report.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the new EFCC boss was formally introduced to the president during the engagement.

The Senate had, on Wednesday, confirmed Mr Bawa, who was nominated by the president on February 15, as the substantive Chair of EFCC, following his successful screening.

Mr Bawa's appointment was endorsed by the lawmakers after a voice vote by President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.

Mr Bawa, an indigene of Kebbi and certified anti-money laundering specialist, has Bachelor's Degree in Economics.

NAN reports that the commission had, at various times, been headed in substantive and acting capacities by Nuhu Ribadu, Farida Waziri, Ibrahim Lamorde, Ibrahim Magu and Mohammed Umar.

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