Anti-Corruption: Senate To Screen New EFCC Boss At Plenary

The Senate would screen the Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the plenary.

This was disclosed by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan shortly after reading the letter of President Muhammadu Buhari on the appointment.

The screening of the newly appointed EFCC Boss, Lawan said, will be done at the plenary in keeping with the tradition of the Senate.

He said: “The screening of the Chairman of EFCC will be done in the plenary in keeping with our tradition.”

President Buhari had nominated Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the EFCC in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004.

According to his profile, Bawa, 40, 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 has undergone several specialized trainings in different parts of the world, and was one of the pioneer EFCC Cadet Officers in 2005.

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