Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, on Friday, hailed President Bola Tinubu over the suspension of Abdulrasheed Bawa as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
As part of his measures to restore sanity in public institutions, Tinubu suspended Bawa from office earlier in the week.
Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele was earlier suspended by President Tinubu.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide National President, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, described the President’s action as 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.”
Okwu, who hailed Tinubu, said a thorough investigation must be conducted on all the activities of Bawa as EFCC Chairman.
He stated, “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.”