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EFCC Chairman, Bawa Speaks On Resigning

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The new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said that he would gladly resign if he is asked to go against the rule of law or his conscience.

Speaking during an appearance on Nigerian Television Authority’s (NTA) special interview programme “One-on-One” on Friday, Bawa noted that his guiding principle is the rule of law and the fear of God.

The EFCC chief described corruption as a roadblock to the country’s long-term development, emphasising the need for all hands on deck to combat the threat.

He said, “We need to change our attitudes in Nigeria.

“We are in the habit of worshipping people that have money in the society, but never bother to ask questions about their source of income. In winning the fight against corruption, we are engaging all stakeholders including religious leaders, community leaders and others.

“We are going to embark on massive public enlightenment to sensitise people on the need to shun corruption in all its forms.”

The EFCC boss continued, “I will continue to do what is right.

“The Commission under my watch will continue to abide by the rule of law. If anybody asks me to do anything contrary to my conscience or against the rule of law, I will resign my appointment.”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.