President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.
He said the president conveyed his request in a letter to Senate President Ahmad Lawan.
“Bawa, 40, is a trained EFCC investigator with vast experience in the investigation and prosecution of Advance Fee Fraud cases, official corruption, bank fraud, money laundering, and other economic crimes.
“He has undergone several specialized trainings in different parts of the world, and was one of the pioneer EFCC Cadet Officers in 2005.
“Bawa holds a B.Sc degree in Economics, and Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy,” the statement said.
President Buhari had last year suspended the Acting Chairman of the anti-corruption agency, Ibrahim Magu over corruption allegations.