President Tinubu appoints Ola Olukoyede EFCC chairman

…Hammajoda named  Secretary of commission

President Bola Tinubu has appointed  Mr. Ola Olukoyede as chairman of  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Tinubu also appointed Mr. Muhammad Hammajoda, Secretary of the commission.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale in a statement on Thursday, said:

“By the powers vested in President Bola Tinubu as established in section 2 (3) of EFCC (Establishment) Act, 2004, that “the Chairman and members of the Commission, other than ex-officio members, shall be appointed by the President,” President Tinubu has approved the appointment of Mr. Ola Olukoyede to serve as the Executive Chairman of EFCC.

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC

“It’s for a renewable term of four years in the first instance, pending Senate confirmation.

“Mr. Olukoyede is a lawyer with over 22 years of experience as a regulatory compliance consultant and specialist in fraud management and corporate intelligence.

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“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.

“Mr. Olukoyede’s appointment follows the resignation of suspended Chairman of EFCC, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa.

Hammajoda named commission’s Secretary 

“Furthermore, President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Mr. Muhammad Hammajoda to serve as the Secretary of the Commission.

“It’s for a renewable term of five years in the first instance, pending Senate confirmation.

“Mr. 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.

Olukoyede, Hammajoda urged  to justify confidence given them

“President Tinubu tasks the new leadership of 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,” the statement added.

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