New EFCC Chairman Receives Presidential Briefing

The newly appointed Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa has held a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. gathered that the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, joined the meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

However, details of the closed-door meeting remain unknown as of the time of filing this report.

The Senate earlier confirmed Bawa as the substantive Chairman of the EFCC after a screening exercise presided over by the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan.

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During the screening exercise, the new EFCC Chairman denied the allegation of selling recovered properties. He also vowed to lead by example and work with all strategic partners of the EFCC around the world.

Bawa said he would contribute his quota in seeing that Nigeria is taken to a greater height.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, described Bawa as a brilliant young man whose nomination has generated hope for millions of Nigerian youths.

In the meantime, the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Itse Sagay, has faulted the confirmation of Bawa by the senate.

Sagay that Abubakar Malami and Bawa are both from Kebbi state, adding that it is not a healthy thing because the Chairman of the EFCC and the EFCC are supposed to be independent.

He added that if Bawa is related to the attorney-general, there will be a problem because he would not deliver without interference from Malami.

Sagay said he was impressed by the curriculum vitae and background of the new EFCC Chairman.

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