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Senate Confirms Abdulrasheed Bawa As New EFCC Boss


The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Abdulrasheed Bawa as the brand new chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

His affirmation comes shortly after he appeared earlier than the higher chamber for his screening.

Mr. Bawa was accompanied into the Senate Chambers by his members of the family and political associates.

The forty-year-old has labored with the anti-graft company for 16 years and is a Certified fraud examiner and anti-money laundering knowledgeable.

Abdulrasheed Bawa seems earlier than the Senate for his screening as EFCC chairman


During his screening, Mr. Bawa assured the federal lawmakers of his dedication to repositioning the fee by making certain that the anti-graft company is in a greater place earlier than his tenure expires.

He mentioned he’ll work with strategic companions all over the world to see that Nigeria advantages from the repatriation of belongings stolen from her coffers.

According to Mr. Bawa, the EFCC will obtain its unbiased goal by sharing data with its companions.

READ ALSO: We Must Repatriate All Stolen Assets For Benefit Of Nigerians – Abdulrasheed Bawa

He promised that on the finish of his tenure, the EFCC shall be a greater place than he met it, noting that his coaching by the FBI and the National Crime Agency of the United States and the United Kingdom respectively will come in useful. 

Responding to questions concerning what he’ll do in a different way from his predecessors, Mr. Bawa mentioned he’ll reposition the fee by making certain that it strengthens its customary working procedures and enhance on them.

He additionally said that there shall be extra transparency and accountability.

While acknowledging that the EFFC has points with the administration of belongings, the EFCC boss mentioned he’ll embark on the digitization of the workplaces for correct report conserving.

He additional famous that the structure will information his actions as EFCC Chairman.

He shall be taking up from Mohammed Umar, who has been in an appearing capability since July 2020 after the suspension of Ibrahim Magu over allegations of gross misconduct.

President Muhammadu Buhari on February 16, requested the Senate to substantiate Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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

The assertion 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 alleged to have undergone a number of specialised coaching in numerous elements of the world and was one of many pioneer EFCC Cadet Officers in 2005.


Abdulrasheed Bawa graduated from the Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, with a Bachelor of Science diploma in Economics (Second Class Upper) in 2001.

Bawa, who joined the EFCC as an Assistant Detective Superintendent (ADS) in 2004, additionally holds a Master’s diploma in International Affairs and Diplomacy which he obtained from the identical college in 2012.

According to his CV, Bawa has spent about 16 years working with the EFCC as a detective, and is presently pursuing a Bachelor of Laws diploma on the University of London.

He was a part of the pioneer EFCC Cadet Officers, course one, 2005.

He rose by means of the ranks to turn into a Deputy Chief Detective Superindent (DCDS), a place he has been holding since 2016 up until the time of his nomination because the anti-graft company’s substantive chairman.

He has huge investigation expertise and has been a part of the prosecution of advance charge fraud, official corruption, financial institution fraud, cash laundering, and different financial and monetary crimes associated offences.

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