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Tinubu Appoints Ola Olukoyede as New EFCC Chairman 

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

Presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, announced this in a statement on Thursday.

Ngelale explained that "Ola Olukoyede is to serve as the Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for a renewable term of four years in the first instance, pending Senate confirmation."

Prior to his appointment, Olukoyede served as Chief of Staff to the Executive Chairman (2016-2018) and Secretary to the Commission (2018-2023).

The appointment follows the resignation of the suspended Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa.

The President also approved the appointment of Mr. 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.

"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," the statement reads.


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