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President Bola Tinubu has appointed Mr. Ola Olukoyede as the Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).


His appointment is for a renewable four-year term, pending Senate confirmation.

Mr. Olukoyede, with over 22 years of experience as a regulatory compliance consultant, fraud management specialist, and prior roles at EFCC, meets the statutory requirements for this position.

Additionally, President Tinubu appointed Mr. Muhammad Hassan Hammajoda was the Secretary of the Commission for a renewable five-year term, subject to Senate confirmation.

These appointments come after the resignation of the suspended Executive Chairman, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa.

Olukoyede is a pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

Olukoyede, an indegene of Ikere-Ekiti will turn 54 on Saturday, October 14, 2023.

Recall that Muhammadu Buhari in 2020, suspend Olukoyede along with former acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu from office and was never recalled.

By his appointment, he becomes the first Nigerian from the southern region to head the anti-graft commission.

He is a lawyer by training and specialises in compliance management, corporate intelligence and fraud management.

He is a member of the Fraud Advisory Panel (UK).

Olukoyede had also worked as a lawyer at the law firm of former Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, before he joined the EFCC.

He started his career as a lecturer at the Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa State.

He is an alumnus of Lagos State University; University of Lagos; Institute of Arbitration ICC — Paris, France and the University of Harvard (Kennedy School of Executive Education).

While the new EFCC Secretary, Muhammad Hassan Hammajoda Hammajoda began his career as a lecturer at the Federal Polytechnic, Mubi in Adamawa State.

He worked with the defunct Allied Bank and Standard Trust Bank.

Hammajoda was the former EFCC Director of Accounts.


By oyonews

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