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JUST IN: Buhari in closed-door meeting with new EFCC Chair


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday.

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Though details of the closed-door meeting have not been revealed, photos from the meeting were shared on the official Twitter handle of the Nigerian Government.

“President @MBuhari received in audience the newly appointed @officialEFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa at the State House, Abuja,” the photos were captioned.

Recall that on Wednesday, the Senate had confirmed the 40-year-old Bawa as the substantive chairman of the commission, replacing Ibrahim Magu who was suspended in June 2020.

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Mr Bawa has vast experience in the investigation and prosecution of Advance Fee Fraud cases, official corruption, bank fraud, money laundering, and other economic.

He is the first core EFCC official and non-police officer to head the agency, a feat which has been hailed by a large majority of the EFCC staff.

DAILY NIGERIAN observed that the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, was also in the meeting.

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