Senate Screens Bawa for EFCC top job


Lawmakers in the Senate are currently screening Abdul Rasheed Bawa on his nomination as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

This was disclosed by the Senate via its Twitter handle on Wednesday.

The screening is being done in the Committee of the Whole as earlier promised by Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

Lawan had directed the Sergeant-At-Arms to ensure the curriculum vitae of Bawa, which is available is distributed to all Senators present ahead of the confirmation hearing.

Lawan said: “This is very important for us and this country. For over six years, the EFCC has been presided over by an Acting Chairman.

“This exercise is to ensure that the Commission has a substantive Chairman.”

Bawa was invited into the Senate Chambers following a motion to that effect by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi at 11:48 am.

The nominee was led into the Chambers by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare.

While reading his achievement, Bawa said, “I hold a BSc and MSc from Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto State. I am a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.

“I have also been trained by the @FBI and the National Crime Agency of the United States and United Kingdom respectively.

“I joined the @officialEFCC in 2014, and was trained in the Act Of Law Enforcement And Financial Crimes Investigation. I happen to be the only EFCC officer that has headed three different zones. By the end of my tenure, I will leave the @officialEFCC a better place.” 

A delegation of lawmakers from Kebbi in the House of Representatives and members of the Kebbi House of Assembly led by the Speaker was also admitted into the Senate chambers to observe the screening.


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