The new EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa

Senate has confirmed Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission-EFCC.

The confirmation comes shortly after appearing before the Senate for his screening.

Mr. Bawa was accompanied into the Red Chamber by his family members and political associates.

The forty-year-old has worked with the anti-graft agency for 16 years and is a Certified fraud examiner and anti-money laundering expert.

During his screening, Mr. Bawa assured the lawmakers of his commitment to repositioning the commission by ensuring that the anti-graft agency is in a better place before his tenure expires.

He said he will work with strategic partners around the world to see that Nigeria benefits from the repatriation of assets stolen from her coffers.

Mr. Bawa added that the EFCC will achieve its independent objective by sharing information with its partners.