President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, broke the Jinx of 18-years tradition of appointing non – policemen as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), with his recommendation of Abdulrasheed Bawa, as the head of the anti-graft agency.
Besides, Bawa, will be the first EFCC cadet to head the commission.
His appointment will no doubt reposition and redefine the anti-graft company, as a frontline anti corruption crusader in our beloved nation. Having grown with the fee until the date and have gone by way of the rudiments/training needed for such a challenging job, it is expected that he should know what the commission stands for and understands what success means for the Anti Graft Agency.
It is worthy to note that for the very first time in the history of appointments within the nation, because of the administration of the President and Commander-in-Chief, Muhammadu Buhari, a nomination of such an exalted position was made, without tribal or religious sentiments. This shows that excellence, indeed, needs no introduction.
The Presidency has proven once again that the long awaited determination to put the nation on the right track of fighting corruption has to be improved and sustained.
The appointment of this vibrant young man who was enlisted into the EFCC as a cadet officer has saddled him the responsibility of not only protecting his career however with a challenge that his accomplishments on his new task will only mean one thing to the World and that will be, that the Nigerian Youth can be an achiever and to show that the Presidency made the right decision by elevating a profession officer within the commission to the exalted position as its chairman.
This will also encourage younger officers within the system to be diligent and committed in the discharge of their duties, with the enthusiasm of reaching the head of their chosen profession. His performance on this new project will further give hope to the common man, as well as the Nigerian Youths and leadership of this great nation.
There is no doubt that some people may intend to jeopardize the success of the Commission’s new leadership because of some inconsequential issues, ranging from age and his background as a cadet officer. There may also be a transfer to make use of the Media to drag him down and discredit every move he will be embarking on, to reposition the mess he will definitely find within the system. When all these come knocking, the new management should please remember, it was never meant to be an easy task because there’s nothing that fights back than corrupt thoughts.
As you take the lead, remember, ‘ No Guts No Glory”. We can only wish you the very best and put you in our daily prayers to succeed and prove a lot of people wrong and increase the sense of responsibility among youths in governance and positions of authority.