Tinubu appoints Olukayode EFCC Chairman

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Abuja, Oct. 12, 2023 – Mr Ola Olukayode, a lawyer, has been appointed by President Tinubu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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

He said Olukayode had extensive experience in the operations of the EFCC, having previously served as Chief of Staff to the Executive Chairman of the EFCC and Secretary to the Commission.

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

“Olukoyede’s appointment follows the resignation of the suspended Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa,” he said.

Ngelale also announced the appointment of Muhammad Hassan Hammajoda  as Secretary of the EFCC for a renewable term of five years in the first instance, pending Senate confirmation.

“Muhammad Hassan 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 Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to justify the confidence given to them in this important national assignment as a newly invigorated war on corruption unundertaken through a reformed institutional architecture in the anti-corruption sector remains a central pillar of the President’s Renewed Hope agenda,” he said. (GBN)

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