On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari has named Abdulrasheed Bawa as the authentic chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Buhari had forwarded Bawa’s name to the Red Chamber for confirmation as EFCC’s Chairman.

Femi Adesina, the presidential spokesperson, revealed the nomination on his official social media.

If the nomination is confirmed, Bawa will be the next chairman of EFCC after Mohammed Umar Abba, who was appointed as Acting Chairman by Buhari last year, sequence the removal of the immediate past acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.

However, these are six facts about Abdulrasheed Bawa.

1. Abdulrasheed Bawa is a 40-year-old senior operative of the anti-graft agency.

2. Abdulrasheed Bawa is a trained investigator who have thorough experience in the investigation and prosecution of Advance Fee Fraud cases, official corruption, bank fraud, money laundering, and other economic crimes.

3. Abdulrasheed Bawa is a pioneering EFCC Cadet Officer in 2005 has gone through some specialised training in different parts of the world.

4. Abdulrasheed Bawa have a BSc degree in Economics and a Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy.

5. Before his nomination, Abdulrasheed Bawa was the Lagos zonal head of the EFCC.

6. Abdulrasheed Bawa will be taking over from Mohammed Umar, who has been in an acting capacity since July 2020 after Ibrahim Magu’s removal over allegations of corruption.

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