Nigeria's Anti-Graft Agency Gets New Boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Abdulrasheed Bawa as the head of the country's anti-graft body, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The position has been in limbo since the dismissal of Ibrahim Magu, who served as the acting head of the agency and who was subsequently suspended after a probe into mismanagement. He was dismissed in 2020. Bawa served as an officer at the EFCC for the past 15 years. The president has requested that his appointment be approved by the Senate. If his nomination as substantive chairman sails through, Bawa, 40, will be the youngest person to lead the organization. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was established in 2003 as a law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes and other corruption cases.


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