President Buhari: Appoints AbdulRasheed Bawa as New EFCC Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed AbdulRasheed Bawa as the new chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He is now the successor to former chairman Ibrahim Magu.

The appointment of AbdulRasheed Bawa as the new chairman of the EFCC is the result of the removal of Ibrahim Magu who was accused of pre-emptive corruption.

In a letter to the Senate, President Buhari praised the new chairman AbdulRasheed as specializes in investigations such as fraud and corruption as well as money laundering.

The statement, signed by Presidential Spokesperson Femi Adesina, said AbdulRasheed Bawa, holds a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in foreign diplomacy.

He has attended various international training sessions, and was one of the first to work with the EFCC before 2005 since its inception.

If confirmed, he will be the youngest person to hold the post of EFCC chairman since he was re-appointed as a senior member of the EFCC government.

Ibrahim Magu was ousted by President Buhari in July 2020 amid allegations of corruption against citizens - related to the management of the country's finances and assets. to succeed.

Ibrahim Magu has since been handed over to Mohammed Umar, who has been in charge of the EFCC.