The Senate has confirmed Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The confirmation was done after a screening which lasted for over two hours.
The screening exercise was done in plenary and was presided over by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.
Mr Bawa was grilled by senators with about 15 lawmakers asking him various questions. The questions ranged from his past experiences, his relationship with his predecessors as well as his plans for the new position he has been appointed for.
What Senators say about Bawa
“What you’ve shown is diligence, perseverance and hard work which are all the requirement to get to the top. We want to see a lot of youth like showing other youths in Nigeria that if you want to get to the top you don’t have to be destructive.” – Senator Oluremi Tinubu.
“I am so impressed in this very awesome presentation by Mr. Bawa, the Chairman of the EFCC. There would be no need to ask him any questions. Clearly, he is a very brilliant young man.
“Within a couple he has been able to showcase himself. Ordinarily he should take a bow. This nomination is unique. It is a nomination that has generated hope for millions of our youths in this country.” – Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege