MATAN tasks new EFCC boss on fairness, justice


THE Market Traders Association of Nigeria (MATAN) has urged the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to be fair and just in his dealings with all categories of Nigerians.

The President of the Association, Alhaji Jamilu Abbas, gave the task in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday.

NAN recalls that the Senate on Wednesday (Feb. 24) confirmed the appointment of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive EFCC of the EFCC after President Muhammadu Buhari had on Feb. 16 submitted his name for confirmation.

Bawa, a 40-year-old EFCC investigator, has vast experience in the investigation and prosecution of advance fee fraud cases, official corruption, bank fraud, money laundering and other economic crimes.

Speaking on the appointment, Jamilu said the job to head anti-corruption agency was tasking especially at this time when the present administration was doing everything possible to tackle corruption.

He underscored the need for the new chairman to make fairness and justice his watchwords while discharging his duties.

He explained that by the time he was just and fair to all and sundry, he would get the overwhelming support of Nigerians to win the war against corruption.

“I am happy that a young man like Bawa has been appointed as the chairman of EFCC, I wish him well and my association is going to support him in any way we can to ensure he succeeds.

“He also needs to be opened, fair, and just to our members too, if there is any matter concerning business and trade activities brought before him,” said the MATAN president. (NAN)


-March 01 2021 @ 13:59 PM

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