Senate confirms Bawa as EFCC boss, okays N11.4b for NPTF | The Guardian Nigeria News


EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed  Bawa (middle) leaving National  Assembly after his screening by Senate in Abuja…yesterday. PHOTO LUCY LADIDI ATEKO

The Senate, yesterday, confirmed nomination of AbdulRasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
All together,18 senators took their turns to interrogate Bawa for hours that the screening and confirmation lasted.

With his confirmation, Bawa became the fifth person to head the anti-graft agency, which came into existence in 2003.

During questions and answers session, the new EFCC chairman said the commission would review its use of police officers in its operations. “The use of policemen and officers will be based on needs.”

Bawa said repatriation of wealth stolen and kept abroad would be the main focus of the EFCC under his watch and the agency would improve on its use of “Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) “ policy to check against corrupt practices.


Source: Guardian Newspaper