Investigative journalists thumb up Buhari on Bawa’s EFCC appointment


The Abuja chapter of the Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists (NGIJ) has commended the President Muhammadu Buhari on the appointment of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

In a press statement issued by the Chairman of the Abuja chapter of NGIJ, Malam Abdullahi Gulloma, Monday, also congratulated the Bawa on the appointment chairman, saying “more than much is being expected from his office being a vibrant and resourceful officer with youthful energy and vigour.”

According to the statement, “President Muhammadu Buhari has come to terms with the global realities by giving the youth a place in governance; more importantly that corruption and corrupt practices have been identified as a clog in the neck of Nigeria’s growth and development in Nigeria.

“We therefore expect the new head of the anti-graft agency to bring his administrative ingenuity to bear at the Commission to save the country from the negative effects of corruption on a developing country like Nigeria.”

Continuing, the statement said: “As Guild, we urge the new EFCC boss to be fair and just in piloting the affairs of the agency to ensure that it achieves the essence for which it was established while in office.

“For Nigeria to develop and stand tall among the comity of nations, there must be a very strong, firm, virile and independent anti-graft agency to do the needful expected of a country that is desiring genuine socio-economic growth and development.”

The Guild urged EFCC boss to make his action louder than his voice in order to change the narratives and perceptions in which Nigeria as a country and Nigerians as people are known and seen from outside.

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