Tinubu Writes Senate Over Approval of New EFCC Boss Olukoyede

President Tinubu has formally written to the Nigerian Senate, putting forth Ola Olukoyede as his nominee for the position of chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The President is seeking the Senate’s scrutiny and approval of Olukoyede for this key role, and if confirmed, Olukoyede is set to serve a four-year term.

Tinubu, in his capacity, appointed Olukoyede as the substantive chairman of the EFCC following the resignation of the suspended executive chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa. The request for Olukoyede’s confirmation was communicated to the Senate in a letter read during Tuesday’s plenary by the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio.

In addition to Olukoyede, President Tinubu has also submitted the name of Mohammed Hassan for confirmation as the secretary of the anti-graft agency. This indicates a move by the President to shape the leadership of the EFCC with individuals he deems fit for the roles. The confirmation process will be a crucial step in determining the composition of the top leadership at the EFCC.