President Tinubu Appoints Ola Olukoyede As EFCC Chairman

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Thursday, October appointed Ola Olukoyede, as the new chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Olukoyede’s appointment is subject to Senate’s confirmation. if confirmed, he is expected to serve for a term of four years, upon confirmation.

The development followed the removal of the last ocuppant of the office of executive chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, some months ago for allegedly abusing his office.

Before now, Olukoyede had previously worked in the anti-graft commission in the background for years.


Hereunder are seven things you probably didn’t know about the new executive chairman of EFCC:


1. He is currently 54 years old. He was born in Ikere-Ekiti on 14 October 1969.

2. He is the first Southerner to head EFCC since the creation of the anti-corruption agency. Ola Olukoyede hails from Ekiti State.

3. Ola Olukoyede is a Lawyer with over 22 years of experience as a regulatory compliance consultant and specialist in fraud management and corporate intelligence.

4. Olukoyede has extensive experience in the operations of the EFCC, having served at different times as Chief of Staff to the acting chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu (2016-2018).

5. He earned his university education at the Lagos State University; University of Lagos; Institute of Arbitration ICC – Paris, France and University of Harvard (Kennedy School of Executive Education).

6. Ola Olukoyede is a Pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

7. Former President Muhammadu Buhari nominated him to serve Secretary to the EFCC (2018-2023)

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