Friday, February 19, 2021

Group urges NASS to approve new EFCC chair’s appointment without delay


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The Youths Advocacy for Northern Political and Cultural Emancipation, YANPCE, has called on the National Assembly to expedite action on the appointment of the new chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, without undue delay.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday nominated Mr Bawa and forwarded his name to the Senate for confirmation as the new EFCC helmsman.

Mr Bawa is a 40-year-old trained EFCC investigator with vast experience in the investigation and prosecution of Advance Fee Fraud cases, official corruption, bank fraud, money laundering, and other economic crimes.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Mr Bawa’s appointment was visited by stiff rejection by some Nigerians citing alleged inexperience and corruption allegations as reasons for the rejection.

But the group, in a statement on Friday by its Chairman, Nasir Musa-Jega, stressed that President Buhari deserves commendation for nominating a young Nigerian to lead a strategic agency like the EFCC.

According to Mr Musa-Jega, the appointment of Mr Bawa by the President is a pointer to the fact that Nigeria has enormous human resource left untapped.

He said: “Buhari deserves commendation for making good his earlier resolve to actively engage Nigerian youths in governance in this country.”

The chairman also described Mr Bawa’s appointment as well deserved, calling on Mr Buhari to appoint more youths in his government.

Mr Musa-Jega noted that the appointment of youth into governance would help to bring the best in them for the development of this country.

“The youths of any country are its treasure that must not be relegated to the rear in the developmental drive of the country even as he wishes Abdulrasheed Bawa luck in this appointment,” the statement noted.

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