Nigerians have reacted to the suspension of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, by President Bola Tinubu.
The President suspended Bawa to allow for a proper investigation of the weighty allegations of abuse of office leveled against him.
A statement issued by the Director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) reads, “This follows weighty allegations of abuse of office leveled against him.
“Mr Bawa has been directed to immediately hand over the affairs of his office to the Director of Operations in the Commission, who will oversee the affairs of the Office of the Chairman of the Commission pending the conclusion of the investigation.”
People took to Twitter to express their views regarding the development.
@DanielRegha wrote: “Tinubu suspending the EFCC Chairman means nothing; Bawa was incompetent but let’s not pretend like Tinubu is suspending anyone to fight corruption or fix Nigeria. There’s ulterior motive. If Tinubu & this administration are serious, they should sack the INEC chairman (Yakubu).”
@shehu_mahdi wrote: “SUSPENSION OF EFCC CHAIRMAN: DARKNENESS CHASES AWAY LIGHT. 80% of 9th Assembly & 32% of 10th members are under investigation. 85% of PMB’S appointees are on Efcc rader, so also 70% of former governors. Most of those waiting for apptmt’s have cases to answer. HOW CAN BAWA SURVIVE?”
@TheMahleek wrote: “Na NTA first post EFCC chairman suspension, be like this regime go hard small, make Suspension no go touch NTA chairman too.” ????????????
@EkitiBabyGov wrote: “Former AGF Malami next. They need to account for all the seized properties and funds that went into thin air. EFCC never had it that bad, their major job function was parading Yahoo boys everyday.