By Williams Anuku, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The President also asked the leadership of the National Assembly to confirm the appointment.
In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said he was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004.
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.
With the latest development, Bawa replaces Ibrahim Magu who was suspended from office last year for alleged financial impropriety.