– The Senate is set to put Abdulrasheed Bawa through a set of tough questions
– Bawa has even arrived on the floor of the upper chamber for screening
– The young man was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari to be the new chairman of the EFCC
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Days after being nominated as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has appeared before the Senate for screening.
Bawa will on Wednesday, February 24, face the hot seat and go through a series of questions from a special committee set up by the upper chamber. The committee will quiz the nominee on his new role, The Nation reports.
He was reported to have been led into the Senate chamber by Senator Babajide Omoworare, the senior special assistant to the president on National Assembly Matters.
In his speech before the commencement of the exercise, Senate President Ahmad Lawan said:
“This is very important for us and this country. For over six years, the EFCC has been presided over by an acting chairman.
“This exercise is to ensure that the commission has a substantive chairman.”
Earlier, the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) had described the nomination of Bawa as chairman of the EFCC as another win for Nigerian youths.
The NYCN made the declaration in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Wednesday, February 17, and signed by its president, Comrade Solomon Adodo.
The council said it received with great delight the news of the nomination of the 40-year-old EFCC career staff subject to the confirmation of the Nigerian Senate.
Part of the statement read:
“Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa’s nomination is another great win for the Nigerian youth and has gone a great deal in unifying the youth irrespective of religious or regional inclinations.”
Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for Legit.ng. He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.