Ola Olukoyede: 9 Things to Know About New EFCC Chairman
- President Bola Tinubu has nominated Ola Olukoyede as the new chairman of Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, EFCC
- The appointment of Olukoyede followed the resignation of Abdulrasheed Bawa, the recently suspended chairman of the EFCC
- If his appointment is approved by the Senate, Olukoyede would be the first Southern Nigerian chairman of the EFCC
Olukoyede’s appointment was announced by the spokesperson to the President, Ajuri Ngelale, in a statement on Thursday, October 12.
If confirmed by the Senate, Olukoyede would serve in the capacity for a period of five years.
His appointment followed the resignation of the suspended chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa.
Things to know about new EFCC chairman, Ola Olukoyede
Below are six things you should know about the new EFCC chairman
- The new appointee to head the EFCC chairman would be the first Southern Nigerian to Chair the anti-graft commission.
- Olukoyede was also reported to be a pastor at the Redeem Christian Church of God (RCCG)
- President Tinubu’s nominee for the position of the EFCC chairman was born on October 14, 1969.
- Olukoyede was born in Ikere-Ekiti, in Ekiti State, South-West Nigeria.
- The new appointee was a seasoned lawyer, had over 22 years experience in fraud management, compliance management and corporate intelligence.
- He had experience in the operation of the EFCC as he had earlier served as secretary of the anti-graft agency and chief of staff to the former chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu.
- Olukoyede is a member of the Fraud Advisory Panel of the United Kingdom (UK).
- The nominee was also a member of the Federal Government Technical Committee set up to reposition the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit.
- He previously worked as the firm of Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the immediate past vice president of Nigeria.
EFCC: Abdulrasheed Bawa finally steps down as Tinubu announces new chairman
Legit.ng earlier reported that Abdulrasheed Bawa, the suspended EFCC chairman, has been reportedly resigned from his position.
Bawa’s resignation was disclosed in a statement that announced the appointment of a new EFCC boss, Ola Olukoyede.
President Bola Tinubu suspended Bawa on June 14, and he was subsequently arrested and detained by the secret police SSS.