- Some Nigerian youths say they are happy that a 40-year old man has been nominated to be the chairman of the EFCC
- The youths represented by the National Youth Council of Nigeria praised President Buhari for nominating Abdulrasheed Bawa as the next EFCC chair
- Bawa's appointment, is, however, subject to confirmation by the Nigerian Senate
The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has described the nomination of Abdulrasheed Bawa as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (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.
“Mr. Bawa is indeed a round peg in a round hole. We have diligently looked through the untainted records of this great and young compatriot who has risen through the ranks of the EFCC.
The NYCN further said Nigeria has made another new discovery in Bawa, adding that they fully support Bawa to succeed in his new position.
In a related development, a group, Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum has commended President Buhari over the nomination of Bawa.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Tuesday, February 16, and signed by its chairman, Comrade Prince Kpokpogri, the group described the choice of Bawa as the best thing to have happened at the leadership level of the EFCC.
According to Kpokpogri, Bawa has a listening ear and will always be ready to consult and carry all the stakeholders along.
Legit.ng had earlier listed five amazing facts about the new EFCC boss.
Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent at Legit.ng. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.