The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has been screened by senators at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly.
President Muhammadu Buhari last week, nominated Bawa and asked the Senate to confirm him as the substantive Chairman of the Commission.
According to the Deputy Senate President, Omo Agege, Abdulrasheed Bawa, as the new EFCC boss is a good product, and his nomination has given hope to youths in Nigeria.
Speaking during his screening, Bawa said he will work with strategic partners around the world to see that Nigeria benefits from the repatriation of assets stolen from her coffers.
According to him, the EFCC will achieve its independent objective by sharing information with its partners noting that the constitution will guide his actions should he be confirmed as EFCC Chairman.
Responding to questions regarding what he will do differently from his predecessors, Mr. Bawa said he will reposition the commission by ensuring that it strengthens its standard operating procedures and improve on them.
He also stated that there will be more transparency and accountability.
While acknowledges that the EFFC has issues with the management of assets, the nominated EFCC boss said if confirmed, he will embark on the digitization of the offices for proper record keeping.
The 40-year-old, if confirmed will be the first non-police officer to head the agency, and the youngest person ever to serve as chairman of the anti-corruption agency.