Buhari meets new EFCC chairman Bawa in Aso Villa


President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , Abdulrasheed Bawa , at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday.

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 .

Bawa who was nominated for the EFCC job by Buhari was yesterday confirmed by the Senate after a screening session.

During the screening , he addressed the allegation that some assets belonging to the anti – graft Commission in Port Harcourt were sold by him .

“ I never sold a single truck at the Port Harcourt office ; the head office handled that at the time, ” he said .

“ When I took over the Port Harcourt office , they had 34 convictions but when I got there , we recorded 216 convictions.

“ Anybody that is familiar with the processes of the EFCC knows that the chairman doesn ’ t have the power to sell an asset but the secretary of the agency.


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