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Tinubu names Olukoyede new EFCC boss

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President Bola Tinubu on Thursday appointed Ola Olukoyede as the new Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. 

His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation, after which he will assume his four-year tenure as the head of the anti-graft agency.

This comes after the President suspended the former head of the anti-corruption agency, Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, four months ago.

The appointment of Mr. Olukayode follows the resignation of the suspended Executive Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa,” a statement by the President’s media and publicity adviser, Ajuri Ngelale, said on Thursday.

The statement is titled ‘President Tinubu appoints new EFCC. Chairman and Secretary of the Commission.’

Olukoyede is a lawyer with over 22 years of experience in regulatory compliance, fraud management and corporate intelligence.

He has worked in the EFCC as Chief of Staff to the Executive Chairman (2016-2018) and Secretary to the Commission (2018-2023). He meets the statutory requirement for being the Chairman of the EFCC.

President Tinubu also appointed Mr. Muhammad Hammajoda as the Secretary of the EFCC for five years, subject to Senate confirmation.

Hammajoda is a public administrator with much experience in public finance management. He has a degree in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Maiduguri.

He started his career as a lecturer at the Federal Polytechnic, Mubi. Then he went into banking, working at the former Allied Bank and Standard Trust Bank.

The president asked the new leaders of the commission to prove their worth in this important national task as a new and improved war on corruption with a reformed structure in the anti-corruption sector is a key part of the President’s Renewed Hope agenda.

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