BREAKING: Senate confirms Bawa as new EFCC boss

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The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC).

The approval followed over two hours of rigorous questioning by the distinguished Senators who sought answers to numerous questions from the nominee.

In all, 19 Senators asked questions which were outrightly responded to by Bawa.

Bawa, while responding to questions, stated that the EFCC establishment Act empowers the commission to investigate any person suspected to have acquired unexplained wealth without any formal petition in consonance with Unexplained Wealth Order and Act (UWO/UWA) obtainable in advanced countries.

He denied ever selling any asset recovered by the EFCC.

Bawa further maintained that he is qualified for the appointment as EFCC chairman by virtue of his qualifications, training, and rank in the Commission.

He said he was trained as a law enforcement officer to function as an EFCC operative.

He said the EFCC would review secondment of police officers to the Commission which will henceforth be on a need basis.

He promised to lead by example as EFCC chairman.

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