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Buhari Names Ekpungu EFCC Secretary, Appoints Board Members After 6 Years




President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed George Abang Ekpungu, as the Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The appointment is for a fresh tenure of five years.

Umar Gwandu, spokesman to Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami, made the announcement in a statement Monday night.

Buhari also appointed board members of the anti-graft agency chaired by Abdulrasheed Bawa.

They are Luqman Muhammad (South South), Anumba Adaeze (South East), Kole Raheem Adesina (North Central) and Yahya Muhammad (North East).

The appointment is in line with Section 2 (1) and Section 4 of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Act, 2004.

Gwandu recalled that the “EFCC has been operating without board members since 2015”.

President Buhari has directed that all names be forwarded to the Senate for confirmation.

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