President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
This development was disclosed in a statement by the Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday.
Adesina said that the President conveyed his request in a letter to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.
Forty-year-old Bawa is one of the pioneer cadet officers of the EFCC from 2005.
He is currently the head of the Lagos zonal office of the anti-graft agency.
Bawa will be taking over from Mohammed Umar, who has been in acting capacity since July 2020, after the suspension of Ibrahim Magu over allegations of corruption.
The new EFCC boss holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, and a Master’s degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy.