On Wednesday, President Bola Tinubu took the decision to suspend Abdulrasheed Bawa, who held the position of chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This suspension was deemed necessary to facilitate a thorough investigation into Bawa’s conduct during his tenure.
To ensure a smooth transition, Bawa has been instructed to promptly transfer the responsibilities of his office to the director of operations within the commission. The director of operations will temporarily oversee the duties of the chairman’s office until the investigation is concluded.
According to a statement released by Willie Bassey, the director of information at the office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Bawa’s suspension was prompted by serious allegations of misconduct in office. Bassey further stated that Bawa should hand over his responsibilities to Abdulkarim Chukkol, the commission’s director of operations.
“The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr AbdulRasheed Bawa, CON, has been indefinitely suspended from office by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR. This suspension has been put in place to enable a thorough investigation into the allegations of misconduct leveled against him.
Mr Bawa has been directed to immediately transfer his responsibilities to the director of operations within the commission. During the investigation period, the director of operations will oversee the functions of the chairman’s office.”