Hey there, middle schoolers! Exciting news! President Bola Tinubu has chosen Mr. Ola Olukoyede as the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, also known as EFCC.
According to the presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu has the power to appoint the Chairman and members of the Commission. This power is established in section 2 (3) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act, 2004.
Mr. Olukoyede is a perfect fit for this role because he has a lot of experience working at the EFCC. He was previously the Chief of Staff to the Executive Chairman from 2016 to 2018, and then he became the Secretary to the Commission from 2018 to 2023. So, he knows the ins and outs of the EFCC really well!
The reason Mr. Olukoyede was appointed is because the previous Executive Chairman, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, resigned. So, President Tinubu needed someone new to take charge.
But wait, there’s more! President Tinubu also approved the appointment of Muhammad Hassan Hammajoda as the Secretary of the EFCC. He will serve for five years, and if everything goes well, his term can be renewed.
Mr. Hammajoda is a public administrator who knows a lot about managing public finances. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Maiduguri and a Masters in Business Administration from the same university. He used to be a lecturer at the Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, and he also worked in banking at the defunct Allied Bank and Standard Trust Bank.
President Tinubu wants the new leadership of the EFCC to do a great job. He believes that fighting corruption is really important, and he wants the EFCC to be a strong force in this fight. It’s all part of his Renewed Hope agenda!