Abdulrasheed Bawa has been confirmed by the senate as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Fourty years old Bawa, is one of the pioneer cadet officers of the EFCC training school.
Until his appointment, he was the Lagos zonal head of the anti-graft agency.
During the screening exercise, senators took turn to ask questions and give advice to Bawa.
The deputy senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege, said Bawa’s nomination “has generated hope” for the youth.
“Ordinarily I’d have pleaded for him to take a bow but let him further showcase himself. This nomination has generated hope,” Omo-Agege said.
“I thank President Muhammadu Buhari for this nomination. This is the first time we are sticking within the EFCC to govern this institution.”
Also commenting, Bala Na’Allah, former deputy majority leader, said Bawa has displayed the capacity to run the anti-graft agency.
“He has displayed that he has the capacity to run the EFCC. I know him very well, he is not even half of the qualities of his father. I call on my colleagues to approve this nomination,” Na’Allah said.
Bawa said his nomination has given hope to Nigerian youths.
“I’m not unaware, my nomination has caused a lot of hope for the teeming youth. I’m going to give them good representation,” he said.
The new chairman denied the allegation that he sold assets recovered by the anti-graft agency for personal gain.
*Report: sourced from TheCable