Following the confirmation of Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).by the Senate on Wednesday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new substantive Chairman of the commission, saying Bawa will intensify fight against corruption.
In a statement by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. John Akpanudoedehe said against the backdrop of the APC’s 2015 and 2019 presidential election victories, the fight against corruption is one of the major promises the President Buhari-led APC administration made to Nigerians. “To this end, we are confident that the Abdulrasheed Bawa-led EFCC will intensify the administration’s ongoing campaign to end impunity and graft.
“Abdulrasheed Bawa’s 16 years work experience and in different strategic capacities at the EFCC has prepared him for the important job. Drawing from a pool of well-trained staff can only increase professionalism through reliance on institutional memory and also boost staff morale, as in the case of Abdulrasheed Bawa’s appointment. Again, his youth is an advantage and an indication that the present administration believes in its youth population.
Meanwhile,The APC also used the opportunity and urged Bawa to be guided by the stance of President Buhari that the fight against corruption must be total and unsparing.
Core Reporters report that, from advance fee fraud, money laundering, public sector corruption and other financial crime-related issues, economic and financial crimes are becoming increasingly sophisticated criminal activities which keep evolving with the times. To be steps ahead, the Abdulrasheed Bawa-led EFCC must invest in technology and ensure synergy, cooperation and partnership with relevant agencies, locally and internationally, to effectively prosecute the current administration’s war against graft.
“Corruption is the root cause of most of the society’s problems, particularly underdevelopment and poverty which the current administration is working assiduously to reverse.
“Blind to religious, cultural, political and sundry leanings, corruption is a common enemy which we must use all lawful means to end. It is the reason why the President Buhari administration has dedicated itself to end impunity and ensure that our commonwealth works for the common man, not a few,” APC said.