The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Social Justice, CACSJ, has described the nomination of Abdulrasheed Bawa, as chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, as among the finest choices taken to this point by the present authorities.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had forwarded the identify of Bawa, 40, an authorized fraud examiner to the Senate for affirmation because the boss of the anti-graft company.
The centre mentioned the appointment of Bawa is a spherical peg in a spherical gap, contemplating the antecedents of the youthful crime buster.
Addressing newsmen in Ibadan on Thursday, Coordinator of the group, Femi Stephen, mentioned the Bawa’s appointment is a testomony to the truth that President Buhari is eager on crushing corruption, which has eaten deep into the system.
He mentioned, “We on the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Social Justice, CACSJ, an umbrella physique of over 20 civil society organisations want to thank President Muhammadu Buhari over the nomination of Abdulrasheed Bawa as chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC.
“You might recall that this coalition had someday in 2019 shortly after the reelection of President Buhari, referred to as on the federal authorities on the necessity to up its sport within the battle in opposition to corruption ravaging the nation’s economic system.
“We had equally referred to as on the president to nominate a youth to pilot the affairs of the anti-graft company.
“Right this moment, we’re completely satisfied that the president heeded to our calls and that of different well-meaning Nigerians by nominating not only a youth, however a famend crime fighter of worldwide reputation.
“It is a clear indication that the APC-led authorities is eager on purging the system of each corrupt component.”
The group expressed confidence in Bawa, contemplating his previous information in crime bursting. It added that the younger man had fought and gained many battles within the fee not minding who ox is gored.
He mentioned, “With Bawa as head of the EFCC, Nigerians will be relaxation assured that each penny stolen by anyone no matter his/her standing or connection should be recovered.
“He’s a examined and trusted Nigerian who has confirmed his mettle in anti-corruption struggle and along with his expertise, sanity will return to the system in no distant time.”
The centre additionally referred to as on the senate to not delay in confirming Bawa as the brand new EFCC chairman so he may hit the bottom working.
“We’re calling on members of the Pink Chamber of the nationwide meeting to do the needful by confirming the nomination of Bawa as the top of the anti-graft company.
“We additionally name on all Nigerians to affix fingers with the EFCC and the incoming management to win this struggle in opposition to the lethal virus referred to as corruption.”
Bawa, a local of Kebbi State holds a Bachelor of Arts Diploma in Economics and Masters Diploma in Worldwide Affairs and Diplomacy.
He’s an authorized anti-money laundering specialist.