Abubakar Malami Explains Why He Recommended Bawa As The Head Of EFCC

Abubakar Malami who is currently the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has explained why he recommended Abdulrasheed Bawa for the chairmanship of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).  Abubakar Malami who debunked claims of singlehandedly picking Abdulrasheed Bawa to be the chairman of the EFFC in an interview with Daily Trust, said four names were submitted to the president for consideration and Abdulrasheed Bawa was subsequently picked.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice noted that Abdulrasheed Bawa has held various authorities, including serving in various divisions as the head of operations in different locations such as Port Harcourt, Lagos and Ibadan respectively which are adjudged to be the high point.

He also denied being related to the EFCC Chairman and further debunked allegation that he was the one that sponsored Abdulrasheed Bawa’s appointment as EFCC Chairman, subverting some of the functions of the commission.

According to the words of Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami;

“I am happy that most of the comments made are not on his capacity, intelligence, competence and associated ability to deliver. His capacity to deliver was never questioned across the nation.

“The question is whether justice has been served, whether public interest has been served having the chairman appointed with a particular regard to his capacity and ability to deliver.

“My answer is yes. He has the capacity, ability and institutional history of the institution to do justice by way of bringing about added value” he stated.

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