The Nigeria Senate must rescue Nigeria anti graft agency by rejecting the nomination of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa following his nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari inline with yet to be clear allegation of fraud leveled against Mr Bawa by the same agency he’s nominated to chair.
Mr Bawa have been reported arrested and detained in 2019 at Port Harcourt office of the Commission where he head as Zonal Head before the fraudulent sales of trucks which neccesitated his removal and detainment by the Same Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) for selling at least 244 commission’s seized petrol – bearing trucks worth between 20 – 30 million naira each to his proxies at ridiculous amount of N100,000 through a shady auction excercise.
It amount to redicle and insult to sensibility of anti corruption war and Nigerian Citizens respectively if Bawa is cleared and confirmed chairman of EFCC by National Assembly.
The Legislators should for once again stand with Nigerian masses, rescue the nation common wealth and do her job with out fear or favour, an officer who denied the national treasury of almost 4.88bn should not be awarded with top job role, it’s complete abuse of office and fraud until Mr Bawa clear himself of this allegation.
The trucks are confirmed by court of competent jurisdiction to be proceed of corruption and some are even yet to be fully declared forfeited by court before Mr Bawa hurriedly auctioned them off at such rediclous price.
The fact that Hon Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Federation Mr Abubakar Malami was the Same person who raise report on the immediate past Ag Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu that led to his removal and subsequent investigation which is still ongoing with numerous revelation of corruption, bringing onboard a suspect (Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa) from Mr Malami state of origin (Kebbi) further speak volume of suspecions.
The Nigeria Citizen Action Groups NCAG which remains Coaltion of civil society organisation, youth and Apex student body (NANS) will not hesitate to occupy National Assembly and EFCC Head Office in protest if the Senate dare confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa immediate he resumes office.
Engr. Salahudeen A Lukman.
Good Governance Initiative on Extractive Industries Development G-Giend/