29.1 C
Abuja

Senate confirms EFCC secretary, other board members

Advertisement

Related

Advertisement
Advertisement
1min read

THE Senate has confirmed the appointments of five persons nominated to the board of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The nominees were confirmed during Tuesday’s plenary after the consideration of the report of the Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes.

Chairman of the Committee Suleiman Abdu Kwari said the nominees responded to questions posed by members on how they would contribute to achieving the commission’s mandate when they appeared before the panel for screening.

He added that the committee, after scrutinising their credentials, was satisfied that the nominees had the requisite experience, integrity, professional competence and industry to discharge the functions for which they were nominated.

He said there was no adverse security report or petitions against any of them.

The ICIR had reported how President Muhammadu Buhari, in a letter dated September 17, 2021, asked the Red Chamber to confirm the appointments of the nominees.

The president nominated George Abang Ekpungu from Cross Rivers State as the secretary of the commission.

- Advertisement -

Others who were nominated as members included: Lukman Mohamed (Edo State), Anumba Adaeze (Enugu State), Kola Raheem Adesina (Kwara) and Yahaya Muhamed (Yobe).

Support the ICIR

We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

[molongui_author_box]

If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation

Advertisement

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

Advertisement

Recent

EFCC storms Rochas Okorocha’s Abuja residence

OPERATIVES of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday stormed the Abuja...

Insurgents kill 40 farmers in Borno community

ABOUT forty residents of Borno were reportedly killed after insurgents invaded farms in Rann,...

How residents contribute to insecurity in Anambra – Police

ANAMBRA State Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, has blamed the high level of insecurity...

The Constructive Institute offers global journalism conference

THE Constructive Institute is inviting registrations for its 4th Global Constructive Journalism Conference. The conference...

ASUP may extend strike by two weeks – President

THE Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) may extend its ongoing two-week warning strike...
Advertisement

Most Read

Advertisement

Subscribe to our newsletter

Advertisement