On Wednesday, the Senate officially confirmed Ola Olukoyede as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Additionally, the red chamber confirmed the appointment of Muhammad Hammajoda as the Secretary of the anti-graft agency.

All Nigeria Latest News reports that the confirmation of Olukoyede and Hammajoda followed their screening by the upper chamber on Wednesday afternoon, about a week after they were appointed by President Bola Tinubu.

Tinubu had on October 12, 2023 appointed both men as chair and secretary to the commission respectively.

The leadership of the country’s focal anti-graft agency has experienced shakeup in the last few months since the assumption of President on May 29, 2023.

However, with last Thursday’s appointment and Wednesday’s confirmation by the Senate, Olukoyede becomes the new helmsman of the commission.

Presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, had explained that Olukoyede’s appointment is for a renewable term of four years in the first instance.

He also said the President appointed Hammajoda to serve as the Secretary of the EFCC for a renewable term of five years in the first instance.

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