Buhari appoints EFCC board members after six years

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By Henry Okonkwo

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed board members for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after six years.

Umar Gwandu, spokesperson for Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

The President appointed George Abang Ekpungu as Secretary of the anti-graft agency.

Other members of the board are Luqman Muhammad (South-South), Anumba Adaeze (South-East), Kole Raheem Adesina (North Central) and Yahya Muhammad (North-East).

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The appointment is for a fresh tenure of five years and the board would be chaired by EFCC boss, Abdulrasheed Bawa.

Their 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”.

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