Abdulrasheed Bawa, the new chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says that his success would pave new roads for young Nigerians to govern.
Speaking before the Senate, Bawa said, “I will give young people very good representation in this country’s governance so that more young people in this country will be given more responsibility.”
After being screened by the legislators on Wednesday, Bawa, who was confirmed, said it was the dream of every patriotic Nigerian to see the nation rise to a greater height, adding that he would love to contribute his quota to seeing the nation soar.
Bawa said earlier while presenting himself and his target for the antigraft agency, that he would love to help the nation recover all stolen properties for Nigerians’ improvement.
The new boss of the EFCC said that he would collaborate with strategic partners around the world to see that Nigeria would benefit from the repatriation of assets looted from its coffers.
The EFCC can achieve its autonomous goal by exchanging knowledge with its partners, according to Mr. Bawa.
Bawa claimed that his acts would be directed by the Constitution, adding that the EFCC will be a better place than he was at the end of his term because his training will be useful for the FBI and the National Crime Agency of the United States and the United Kingdom respectively.
In response to concerns about what he will do differently from his predecessors, Mr. Bawa said that he would reposition the commission by ensuring that it reinforces and enhances its standard operating procedures.
He also emphasized that more openness and accountability would be available.
Although admitting that the EFFC has asset management problems, if verified, the nominated EFCC boss said he would embark on the digitization of the offices for proper record keeping.