The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) has commended President Bola Tinubu’s indefinite suspension of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa.
Recall that Tinubu on Wednesday, approved the indefinite suspension of Bawa to pave way for investigation of the commission under his watch.
Reacting to the development, the National President of the Forum, Yerima Shettima, insisted that suspending the anti-graft agency chairman is not enough as there are still accomplices of Bawa in the organisation.
Alhaji Yerima Shettima, National President of the AYCF in a statement on Thursday in Lagos, commended Tinubu’s swift action against the “widely believed compromised Chairman of the EFCC”.
“The move by the President is a reassurance of his government’s commitment to addressing the sceptre of endemic, widespread corruption and political avarice that characterised the eight-year tenure of the previous administration,” Shettima said.
“While welcoming the federal government’s action against Bawa, we are also of the view that it needs to extend the measure to include a total overhaul of the EFCC to flush out remnants of Bawa’s accomplices entrenched in top positions of the agency.
The further stated that, there are incontrovertible facts that Bawa, his close associates and their family members live flamboyantly to raise questions about the sources of their wealth and assets.
The youth leader said: “With regards to the fate that befell Bawa, we consider it a bad lesson for the young generation of Nigerians.
“We categorically state that Bawa has been a huge disappointment for the young people of Nigeria, who are supposed to be the natural claimants to the task of shaping the future of Nigerian society.”