EFCC: Bawa appointment as litmus test for youths


A News Analysis by Julius Enehikhuere, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, 40, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), became a household name when he was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari as the commission’s Chairman-Designate some weeks ago.

The question on the lips of most Nigerians is what did the president see a youth that would make him to nominate him to lead the war against corruption.

Some critics insinuate that may be the president did that to observe the Not too Young to Run act that seeks to reduce the age limit for running for public office in the country.

Irrespective of the critics’ observations, Bawa’s final screening and approval by the Senate were completed on Feb. 24.

Now that Bawa is at the helm of the activities of EFCC, Nigerians, especially concerned youths have urged him to utilise the opportunity to position the youth for leadership in future.

According them, his appointment if justified by his…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria