Nigeria’s President, Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Ekiti-born Ola Olukoyede as the executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) pending confirmation by the senate, All Nigeria Latest News reports.

The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale issued a statement on the appointment on Thursday.

“Ola Olukoyede is a lawyer with over twenty-two (22) years of experience as a regulatory compliance consultant and specialist in fraud management and corporate intelligence,” the statement reads.

“He has extensive experience in the operations of the EFCC, having previously served as chief of staff to the executive chairman (2016-2018) and secretary to the commission (2018-2023).

“As such, he fulfills the statutory requirement for appointment as chairman of the EFCC.”

Ngelale added that the appointment “follows the resignation of the suspended EFCC chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa”.

“Furthermore, President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Muhammad Hassan Hammajoda to serve as the secretary of the EFCC for a renewable term of five years in the first instance, pending senate confirmation,” the statement reads.

“Hammajoda is a public administrator with extensive experience in public finance management who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Maiduguri and a Masters in Business Administration from the same university.

“He began his career as a lecturer at the Federal Polytechnic, Mubi. From there, he went into banking, including successful stints at the defunct Allied Bank and Standard Trust Bank.

“President Bola Tinubu tasks the new leadership of the EFCC to justify the confidence given to them in this important national assignment as a newly invigorated war on corruption undertaken through a reformed institutional architecture in the anti-corruption sector remains a central pillar of the President’s Renewed Hope agenda.”

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