Ola Olukoyede: Six things to know about new EFCC Chairman

President Bola Tinubu on Thursday appointed Mr. Ola Olukoyede as the Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, made the announcement in a statement.

According to the statement, Olukoyede’s appointment followed the resignation of the suspended Executive Chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa.

The statement added that Tinubu also approved the appointment of Muhammad Hassan Hammajoda as the Secretary of the EFCC for a renewable term of five years in the first instance, pending Senate confirmation.

However, DAILY POST reports some of the things you need to know about the new NFF EFCC Chairman, who is expected to lead the anti-graft agency for a term of four years.

1. Olukoyede is from Ekiti State, South-west region of Nigeria.
2. He was born in Ikere-Ekiti on 14 October 1969.
3. Olukoyede is a Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG)
4. He is a seasoned lawyer with over twenty-two years of experience in compliance management, corporate intelligence and fraud management.
5. Olukoyede has extensive experience in the operations of the EFCC, having previously served as Chief of Staff to the Executive Chairman (2016 to 2018)
6. Former President Muhammadu Buhari nominated Olukoyede to serve as Secretary to the EFCC (2018 to 2023)


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