President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina disclosed this in a statement written on Tuesday, 16th February 2021.

The president in a letter to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, said he was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004.

The statement also added that 40-year-old Bawa 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 is said to have undergone several specialised trainings in different parts of the world, and was one of the pioneer EFCC Cadet Officers in 2005.

Bawa has a B.Sc degree in Economics, and Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy.

The acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu was suspended in July 2020 based on allegations of gross misconduct.