He was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday entitled “President Buhari requests Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as EFCC boss.”
The appointment comes seven months after Ibrahim Magu was suspended as the acting Chairman of the EFCC by the Buhari administration amidst allegations of gross misconduct.
From his CV, Mr Bawa has spent all his work life at the EFCC, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of London.
He was part of the pioneer EFCC Cadet Officers, course one, 2005.
He rose through the ranks to become a Deputy Chief Detective Superindent (DCDS), a position he has been holding since 2016 up till the time of his nomination as the anti-graft agency’s substantive chairman.
With about 17 years working with the EFCC as a detective, Mr Bawa has vast investigation experience and has been part of the prosecution of advance fee fraud, official corruption, bank fraud, money laundering and other economic and financial crimes related offences.
He was born in Jega, Kebbi State, 40 years ago
He attended Model Primary School Birnin-Kebbi Road, Sokoto where he obtained his primary school certificate in 1991, and Government Secondary School, Owerri for his Senior Secondary School Certificate in 1997.
Bawa holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics, and a master’s degree in international affairs and diplomacy.
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