Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, has hailed President Bola Tinubu over the removal of Abdulrasheed Bawa as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
In one of his measures to restore sanity in public institutions, Tinubu suspended Bawa from office earlier in the week.
Godwin Emefiele was earlier suspended as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, said the President’s action was heartwarming.
Okwu recalled that his group had asked former President Muhammadu Buhari to fire Bawa, but he refused to heed their advice.
The Igbo group had accused Bawa of merchandising the commission, noting: “In the history of the EFCC, no chairman of the commission has ever come under public scrutiny in such a short period of time like Bawa. The same goes for many of the staff under him, justifying the aphorism, ‘like father, like son’. This shows how dirty the commission has become.”
While hailing Tinubu, Okwu said a thorough investigation must be conducted on all the activities of Bawa as EFCC helmsman.
“Bawa is a disappointment to the youth constituency; he was given the opportunity to prove that youths can hold any leadership position and deliver, but he messed up a rare opportunity.
“We laud President Bola Tinubu for ridding the EFCC of cancerous leadership provided by Bawa. He made a total mockery of the system, and for that, his name would remain in the infamous book of history.
“We urge Mr President to continue in his ongoing efforts to cleanse the system; he should sustain the tempo; nobody should be spared.
“All those who played one role or the other to retard the country’s progress must be held to account, no matter how highly placed,” Okwu declared.